Attempts of infiltration increasing: Manmohan
New Delhi, Sep 8: Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh has said that there are signs of increasing incidents of attempted infiltrations on International Border and LoC in Jammu and Kashmir even as he cautioned on the growing ability of militant groups to strike through the sea routes.
Speaking on the concluding day of three-day conference of the Directors and Inspectors Generals of Police here on Saturday, he said there were increasing infiltration attempts in Jammu and Kashmir. “We are beginning to see increasing infiltration attempts, across the Line of Control and even the International Border. There are also indications about terrorist groups maintaining their ability to use the sea route," he cautioned.
Talking about the renewed infiltration bids into Jammu and Kashmir, he said that the joint efforts of police and security forces have led to a significant decline in the number of operating militants as also in violence in the state. “Improvement in the security environment resulted in a successful Amarnath Yatra this year and in a record number of tourists visiting the state. The state has also successfully conducted the Panchayat elections and is now poised to take up the responsibility of conducting elections to the Urban Local Bodies,” he added.
Referring to the militant groups’ ability to strike from sea routes, he stressed on the need to maintain vigilance both on land and coastlines. In this regard, he said that the comprehensive scheme of Maritime Domain Awareness to be led by the Navy would help strengthen coastal vigilance, whereas deployment of more permanent border obstacles and better sensors could improve the situation along the land borders.
On the growing danger of cyber crime, he asked the private players to help in the Government’s endeavour to arrest this trend. "Our country's vulnerability to cyber crime is escalating as our economy and critical infrastructure become increasingly reliant on interdependent computer networks and the Internet. Large-scale computer attacks on our critical infrastructure and economy can have potentially devastating results," he added.
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