Showing a three-fold jump, as many as 105 militants have infiltrated into Jammu and Kashmir in the first nine months of 2016, Rajya Sabha was informed Wednesday.
Minister of State for Home Hansraj Ahir said altogether 105 militants have successfully infiltrated into Jammu and Kashmir from across the border till September 2016.
While there were 201 attempts of infiltration from Pakistan during the period, 24 militants were killed, 72 others returned and two militants have surrendered.
In 2015, only 33 terrorists could infiltrate into Jammu and Kashmir from across the border. There were 121 infiltration attempts and 46 militants were killed by security forces in that period.
Ahir said that there has been a spurt in infiltration attempts from the Pakistan side.