Infiltration on decline but attempts up, says Army Chief

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New Delhi, Feb 23 (UNI) Though the infiltration of militants from across the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir was on decline, the attempts had gone up in the recent past, Army Chief General Deepak Kapoor said.

''Let me give you a comparison between 2006 and 2007. In 2006, the infiltration was approximately 343 as per our count. In 2007, the figure stood at 311,'' he said in an interview here.

So there was a marginal decline as far as infiltration numbers were concerned, Gen Kapoor added.

''But as far as the attempts or bids (are concerned), they were slightly higher in 2007,'' the Army Chief said in the interview to CNN-IBN for its Devil's Advocate programme, to be telecast tomorrow night.

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