Infiltration: Intelligence Personnel Deployed Along LoC, Modern Devices Installed

Apprehending a rise in cross-border intrusion in Jammu and Kashmir this summer, the army has deployed intelligence personnel along LoC in addition to regular troops and modern devices to counter it, said media reports.

“The security set-up along Line of Control has been strengthened. For the first time intelligence persons and units have been deployed along the LoC with Pakistan to collect advance and target oriented inputs on infiltration,” senior security officials were quoted as saying.

They said that forces were tactically deployed along the LoC to check militants from crossing over, said reports.

Besides, steps such as electrification of three-tiered border fencing and installation of heat sensing electronic gadgets and night visions devices (NVDs) were taken, reports said.

“As another tier of security inside the LoC, police have set-up border posts for generating local intelligence to foil infiltration bids,” they were quoted as saying.

Recently, Army chief General Deepak Kapoor had told reporters in New Delhi after a meeting Union Home Minister P Chidambaram that infiltration had increased in this year. The Union Home Ministry has put figures of infiltration at 60 this year so far.

Security officials said infiltration also increased during 2009. “During 2008, gross infiltration (attempts) was estimated at 342 and net infiltration was 57 (those who succeeded), whereas in the year 2009, the gross infiltration was estimated at 485 and net infiltration was 113.”

(Based on internet reports)

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