11 infiltrators killed, 20 apprehended at LoC this year so far: Defence Ministry

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The Ministry of Defence Monday informed the parliament that a total of 11 infiltrators were killed while 20 were apprehended besides 33 attempts were reported in the India-Pakistan borders up to June in the ensuing year.

The Minister of State (MoS) in the Ministry of Defence Ajay Bhatt was responding to the queries raised in the parliament including the number of infiltration attempts at the international borders and how many of their infiltrators were killed.

In a written reply filed to the parliament as per news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO), the Minister said that a total of 33 infiltration attempts were reported during which 11 infiltrators were killed while a total of 20 were arrested at the India-Pakistan borders.

The minister informed that no cases of infiltration were reported at the Indo-china border.

The MoS said that In addition, 11 illegal infiltrators along Indo-Nepal Border have been apprehended in this year (up to 30-06-2021).

“No cases of infiltration have been reported at the Indo-China Border”, the Minister said.

The minister also informed that “at the Indo-Myanmar Border, a post-military coup which came into effect from 01.02.2021, 8486 Myanmar nationals/refugees crossed over into India, out of which 5796 were pushed back and 2690 are still in India.”

Infiltrators apprehended by the Border Guarding Forces are handed over to the concerned State Police, the Minister said—(KNO)

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