New Delhi. There is a very good news for the country, which can be counted among the biggest successes of the current government. The Central Government has informed the Lok Sabha on Tuesday that there has not been a single incident of cross-border infiltration through the International Border and the Line of Control in the last 6 months of this year. Sharing the information in a written reply to a member’s question, Union Minister of State for Home Nityanand Rai said that there has been a “significant decline in cross-border infiltration” in recent years.
How was zero intrusion possible?
Sharing the data linked to the information, the minister informed that ‘zero’ cross-border infiltration was noted till June 30, 2023. Citing the reason for this achievement, the minister said, the Government of India has adopted a well-coordinated and multi-pronged strategy to combat cross-border infiltration. He further said that the strategy includes strategic deployment of forces along the International Border and the Line of Control (LoC), use of technology like surveillance cameras, night vision cameras, heat sensing gadgets, multi-layered deployment along the IB and LoC, border fencing, deployment of intelligence personnel, gathering target oriented inputs on infiltration, and the army and border security forces from foot patrolling to ambush, local intelligence gathering and infiltrators. Stringent steps have been taken like setting up of border police posts to take proactive action against them.
How much infiltration happened in the last 4 years
The Minister of State said, “The methods adopted by the Government of India to deal with cross-border infiltration have ensured a significant decline in it.” According to the data, a total of 14 incidents of cross-border infiltration were recorded in 2022, before that 34 in 2021, 51 in 2020 and 141 in 2019.
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FIRST PUBLISHED : July 25, 2023, 18:36 IST