Infiltration down ‘significantly’ in 5 years from 2018: MHA

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The cross border infiltration has decreased significantly since 2018 in Jammu and Kashmir, Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India, said on Wednesday.

Giving details of the Estimated Net infiltration during last five years, Minister of State, MHA, Nityanand Rai said 136 took place in 2017, 143 in 2018, 138 in 2019, 51 in 2020 and 24 in 2021.

“The Government has adopted a multi pronged approach to contain cross border infiltration,” he said.

“This includes multi-tiered deployment along the International Border/Line of Control, border fencing, improved intelligence and operational coordination, equipping security forces with advanced weapons and taking proactive action against infiltrators.”

He was responding to written queries in Rajya Sabha by parliamentarians, Rakesh Sinha and Satish Chandra Dubey who had sought to know whether the cross border infiltration has increased in Jammu and Kashmir (J-K) during the last three years as well as the details with respect to infiltration in J-K during the last five years besides steps taken by Government to check cross border infiltration in J&K. (GNS)

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