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Infiltration halved by surgical strikes

Infiltration halved  by surgical strikes
Infiltration by terrorists from Pakistan has come down by almost half after India conducted surgical strikes on the terror hubs across the Line of Control (LoC). "Infiltration from Pakistan has come down by 45 per cent in six months after surgical strikes as compared to corresponding period in the previous year," Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said on Saturday.

"The security situation in Jammu and Kashmir has improved a lot in the government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. A total of 368 terrorists have been neutralised between 2014-2017 in Kashmir," Singh said while spelling out the achievements of his ministry and the government in the last three years.

The minister also reiterated that the government would put an end to Pakistan-sponsored terrorism and ensure peace in Jammu andKashmir. Thearmy had conducted surgical strikes in September last year to destroy terror launch pads across the Line of Control in Kashmir that resulted in the killing of dozens of terrorists.

In reply to a question on security and job opportunities for youth in the Valley, Singh said, "Some 10,000 special police officers have been
On Islamic State, the Home Minister said, "Security agencies have been successful in nabbing more than 90 ISIS sympathisers in India. Despite having a large Muslim population, ISIS has been unable to establish a hold in the country." He added that the ISIS and Ansar Ul Ammah have been included in the list of terrorist organisations.

Hailing the efforts of security agencies in curbing the Maoists activities, Singh said, "There had been a 25 per cent reduction in Naxal attacks in 2014-17 as compared to 2011-14 (UPA tenure).
Dhirendra Sharma

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