'Security situation has improved significantly in JK'

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New Delhi, Nov 27: The security situation in Jammu and Kashmir in terms of terrorist incidents had improved significantly during the past three years with the number of infiltrations from across the border standing at 499 this year till October, the Lok Sabha was informed today.

Minister of State for Home Sriprakash Jaiswal, in a written reply, said infiltration cases in 2006 and 2005 were 573 and 597, respectively.

These figures include militants apprehended or killed while crossing the LoC.

Besides, 54 espionage modules were busted in different parts of the country during the period.

Acccording to available information, more than 4,000 illegal weapons, including AK- 47 rifles, pistols, revolvers, light machine guns, rocket launchers and boosters, and a large quantity of ammunition and explosives were recoved in Jammu and Kashmir.

Also, about 450 kg of narcotics, suspected to have been sourced from Pakistan, were seized in Jammu and Kashmir and Punjab sectors during the past three years, he said.


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