Attempts on to Reactivate Terror Training Camps at Balakot

Internal Security

New Delhi: Attempts are on across the border to reactivate the terror training camps at Balakot which had been bombed by the Indian Air Force on February 26 after terrorists attacked a convoy of CRPF vehicles, killing 40 jawans on February 14, Rajya Sabha was told.

In a written reply, Minister of State (MoS) for Home G Kishan Reddy said that inputs indicate that attempts are being made to reactivate terror camps at Balakot in Pakistan.

He said the central government is committed to take all necessary steps to protect the borders of the country and maintain its integrity and sovereignty.

“Inputs indicate that attempts are being made by Pakistan-based terror outfits to reactivate its camp at Balakot and restart their religious and Jihadi indoctrination courses against India,” he said.

Reddy said the government has adopted a policy of zero-tolerance towards terrorism and the security forces are taking effective and continuous action in countering it as a result of which a large number of terrorists have been neutralised in Jammu and Kashmir during the past few years.

The Minister said in Jammu and Kashmir till November 17 this year, as many as 594 terror incidents have taken place in which 37 civilians and 79 security personnel were killed.

He said a total of 614 terrorist incidents have taken place in Jammu and Kashmir in 2018 in which 39 civilians and 91 security personnel were killed.

Reddy said up to October 2019, there have been 171 infiltration attempts from across the border of which 114 were successful.

In 2018, there were 328 infiltration attempts of which 143 were successful.

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