New Delhi — The India Army has foiled 17 infiltration attempts along the Line of Control this year alone.
India’s Ministry of Defense said that the infiltration attempts by terrorists have shown a marked increase in comparison to the past 3-4 years. In 2016, there have been 17 infiltration attempts eliminated by the Indian Army along the Line of Control. Of a total of 110 terrorists eliminated in J&K, 31 were killed while attempting to cross the Line of Control.
Lt Gen Ranbir Singh, Director General Military Operations (DGMO), said, “It actually indicates a desperate attempt from across the Line of Control to infiltrate more terrorists into Kashmir with with the aim of creating a disturbance and fomenting unrest in our area. The last two infiltration attempts i.e. Sept 11, 2016 in Punch and on Sept 18, 2016 at Uri were successfully thwarted by the Indian Army by killing four terrorists in each of the operations.”