new Delhi: During the last six months, 138 militants were killed by security forces in Jammu and Kashmir, while 50 brave soldiers were martyred during this period. Also, till July this year, 47 attempts were made by Pakistan for infiltration and out of this probably 30 times. This information was given by the Union Minister of State for Home Affairs to the Lok Sabha in response to written questions.
According to the Union Home Ministry, there are mountains, jungles, the river drains, etc. at many places along the India-Pakistan border, due to which the terrorists keep trying to infiltrate. During the last one year i.e. from August 2019 to July 2020, there were 176 infiltration attempts and probably 111 times.
According to the ministry, the maximum number of infiltration attempts during this period was 48 times in August 2019 and the highest number of infiltration occurred 36 times in September 2019, while in the year 2020, this figure kept decreasing continuously and during the last seven months, 47 infiltration attempts were made. Of these, the maximum number of infiltration attempts were made 23 times in February 2020 and they also got probable success 18 times, but despite 10 attempts of infiltration in July 2020, the terrorists did not achieve any success.
According to the ministry, the government has made a policy of zero tolerance on terrorism in Jammu and Kashmir. Due to this, 138 terrorists were killed in the operation during the last six months, while 50 personnel of the security forces were killed during cross border firing, etc.