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Srinagar, Nov 22 (UNI) The Army today said the situation in Jammu and Kashmir was fast improving and asserted that political developments in Pakistan had no impact in the troubled state.

''Emergency in Pakistan has no impact on Jammu and Kashmir as there was no increase in infiltration,'' XV Corps General Officer-in-Commanding (GOC) Lt Gen A S Sekhon told journalists on the fringes of a function at Awantipora in south Kashmir.

Gen Sekhon, who is to assume the charge of Director General Military Operations (DGMO) in New Delhi later this month, said the level of infiltration from across the Line of Control (LoC) was on the decline during the past few weeks.

''There is decline in the infiltration level as compared to the last year. We saw upsurge in incursions only in April this year.'' The Corps Commander said the graph of violence, including grenade throwing incidents, IED attacks and civilian killings, have come down to a large extent in the recent past.

He said the overall security situation in Jammu and Kashmir was under control and the coming Assembly elections in the state would make it better with people electing their own representatives.

''The security situation in Jammu and Kashmir is fast improving to a large extent. It is heading towards normalcy.'' However, Gen Sekhon said, the militant infrastructure such as the arms training camps were still operating across the LoC.

UNI

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