Indian Concerned by Rise in Cross Border Infiltration in Kashmir

© AP Photo / Channi AnandIndian Border Security Force (BSF) soldiers patrol along the Pargwal area of India-Pakistan international border in Akhnoor, Jammu and Kashmir, India (File)
Indian Border Security Force (BSF) soldiers patrol along the Pargwal area of India-Pakistan international border in Akhnoor, Jammu and Kashmir, India (File) - Sputnik International
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The emerging situation in the Kashmir valley has been causing sleepless nights for India’s Home Ministry as incidents of infiltration across the Pakistan border have increased many times.

Indian security personnel stand guard near the bus that was carrying paramilitary soldiers damaged after a highway ambush by suspected rebels in Pampore, on the outskirts of Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Saturday, June 25, 2016 - Sputnik International
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New Delhi (Sputnik) India’s Intelligence Agency has submitted a detailed report to the Home Ministry about the grim security situation in the north Indian states of Jammu and Kashmir bordering Pakistan.

The Intelligence Agency warned the Home Ministry that separatist elements are increasing their sphere of influence after the series of terror attacks on security forces in the Kashmir valley in recent months.

According to Home Ministry sources, there has been a 47 percent increase in the militancy related incidents in the Kashmir valley. Similarly, illegal crossings over the Pakistani border also registered an increase of around 65 percent in 2016.

“Since the beginning of 2016 security forces have so far killed 64 terrorists but at least 179 terrorists are still active in Jammu and Kashmir. Increases in the cases of infiltration are really a cause of concern,” sources told Sputnik.

The Indian government is also concerned about the rise in on-line radicalization through social media in Jammu and Kashmir, which is one of the main reasons for the frequent unrest in the Kashmir valley.

In view of the changing security situation in Jammu and Kashmir, India’s Home Minister Rajnath Singh last week visited Srinagar and chaired a high level meeting and reviewed the security situation of the state. The Home Minister asked security and intelligence officials to be more vigilant and step up counter-insurgency and counter-infiltration operations in Jammu and Kashmir.

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