There has been over 160 percent increase in infiltration this year as compared to previous year, reveal the figures of anti-militancy nodal agency – the Multi-Agency Centre (MAC).
The figures accessed by the Greater Kashmir from MAC reveal that over 87 militants have sneaked into Kashmir this year till September 10 while during the same period last year only 33 militants had infiltrated. MAC is a nodal agency comprising officials from Intelligence Bureau, Army, BSF, RAW and J&K Police and is responsible for security and intelligence inputs pertaining to militancy and "other anti-national" activities.
The figures reveal that during more than 100 days of unrest about 35 militants were successful in sneaking into Kashmir and "a good number of militants were killed" at Line of Control (LoC).
"For the first six months this year till the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen Commander Burhan Wani, over 50 militants managed to sneak into Kashmir," reads a MAC report. "During the unrest 35 militants have managed to sneak into Kashmir."
The report reveals that about 123 infiltration attempts have been foiled this year from across the border. "There has been surely an increase in infiltration bids from across during this year," it reveals, adding that every effort was made to counter infiltrators.
Records also suggest that this year forces have killed over 110 militants and over half among them have been killed while foiling infiltration bids. During the unrest, nearly 30 militants have been killed along the LoC, reveals the MAC data.
MAC officials have expressed apprehensions that militants from across are making desperate attempts to sneak into Kashmir. "The snow will close the mountain passes along LoC for the next five to six months. Militants in a good number are desperate to cross," they said.