Home » national news » Govt figures indicate 200 active terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir

Govt figures indicate 200 active terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir

News Agencies | Updated on: 23 November 2016, 19:22 IST

On 23 November, the Minister of State for Home Affairs Hansraj Gangaram Ahir informed the Rajya Sabha that there are about 200 terrorists active in Jammu and Kashmir with 105 of them who successfully entered during this year, till September.

In a written reply, Ahir said that 105 terrorists have infiltrated into the Indian side of the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir during the year 2016 (upto September 2016).

"As per available inputs, nearly 200 terrorists are active in the state of Jammu and Kashmir," he said.

Ahir said the government in tandem with the state government have adopted a multi-pronged approach to contain cross-border infiltration which, interalia, include strengthening of border management and multi-tiered deployment along the international border/Line of Control, and near the ever changing infiltration routers, construction/maintenance of border fencing.

The Minister said the steps include construction of bunkers and culverts/bridges on nullahs, improved technology, weapons and equipment for security forces, improved intelligence and operations coordination, installation of border floodlight on the International Border and synerzising intelligence flow to check infiltration and proactive action against terrorists within the state.

Replying to a separate question, Kiren Rijiju, also Minister of State for Home Affairs, said the government has decided to install a modern anti-infiltration mechanisms on borders for which Rs 10 crore has been allocated for one of the projects.

He said sufficient funds are available for other pilot projects for implementation of CIBMS.

"In this regard, pilot projects of technological solutions in the form of Comprehensive Integrated Border Management System (CIBMS) have approved for Indo-Pakistan and Indo-Bangladesh borders," Rijiju said.

He said it is basically an integration of manpower, sensor networks, intelligence and command and control solutions and includes inter alia Electro-Optic Sensors (high resolution day and night cameras), Radars and other devices.


First published: 23 November 2016, 19:22 IST