‘Infiltration down after Balakot strike’

Govt. claims a 43% dip after Feb. 26
The security situation in Jammu and Kashmir has witnessed an improvement and the net infiltration from across the border has reduced by 43% after the February 26 last air strike on a terror camp at Balakot in Pakistan, Union Minister of State for Home Nityanand Rai told the Lok Sabha on Tuesday. Mr. Rai’s remarks came in response to a written question on whether cross-border infiltration in the State has abated after Balakot. “The security situation in the State has witnessed an improvement in the first half of this year over the corresponding period of 2018. Net infiltration has reduced by 43 %,” he said. The Central government has adopted a policy of zero tolerance towards cross-border infiltration. It’s multi-pronged approach to contain infiltration includes multi-tiered deployment along the International Border and the Line of Control (LoC), border fencing, improved intelligence and operational coordination, and pro-active action against infiltrators. Minister of State for Home G Kishan Reddy told the House separately that “terrorist initiated incidents [in J&K] saw a decline of 28%, net infiltration reduced by 43% and local recruitment declined by 40% and neutralization of terrorists has increased by 22%.”

Source : https://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/infiltration-down-after-balakot-strike/article28337611.ece

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