Drop-in cross border infiltrations reported in JK

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Indian army guarding the borders with Pakistan - File Photo

Cross border intrusions appear to have come down significantly on the Indo-Pak border in Jammu and Kashmir after the repellent of Article 370 in August 2019

According to details furnished by the Minister of State for Home Affairs Nityanand Rai in a written reply to question in the Lok Sabha today, said that over 48 attempts were made by the infiltrators at the border in August 2019 and 40 in September last. The same had now come to 10 cases in July while zero cases reported in June this year.

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S. No.MonthInfiltration attemptsNet estimated infiltration
 August 20194832
 September 20194036
 October 20192612
 November 201960
 December 201993
 January 202033
 February 202000
 March 202033
 April 20202318
 May 202084
 June 202000
 July 2020100
TOTAL176111

Nityanand Rai further stated that India’s land borders are characterized by deserts, mountains, forests and riverine terrain. Government of  India has adopted a multi-pronged approach to stop cross-border intrusions and secure our territories, which inter-alia include the deployment of Border Guarding Forces along the International Borders, effective domination of the borders by patrolling, laying Nakas, manning observation posts along the borders, vulnerability mapping of Border Out Posts (BOPs), deployment of surveillance equipment, strengthening of the intelligence network, erection of border fencing & floodlighting and deployment of technological solutions in non-feasible areas like riverine gaps, etc.

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