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100 AK rifles, other ammunition recovered near LoC in past 3 years: MHA

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Srinagar: The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) Tuesday informed the Parliament that around 100 AK series rifles were recovered by the security forces along the Line of Control (LoC) between 2018 to 2020.

Giving details in a written reply, the Minister of State (MoS) for Home Nisith Pramanika said that a total of 100 AK rifles with 10,026 bullets, 79 pistols with 1,676 bullets, 22 UBGL, 107 UBGL grenades, 248 hand-grenades, six Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs), 4 each of RPG and M4 Carbines, one Pika gun, 6 kilograms of explosives and 14 detonators were recovered near the LoC in past three years.

The reply reads that the government has adopted a multi-pronged approach to counter cross-border crimes — infiltration, militancy, smuggling, etc., which has an appropriate mix of technology and human resource.

“Innovative troop deployment, proactive use of surveillance and monitoring devices has enhanced the ability to detect and intercept militants attempting infiltration/exfiltration,” the reply said.

It further states that the security forces regularly carry out threat assessment and analysis of past infiltration attempts and based on these reviews, drills and procedures are modified to counter emerging threats.

“The government has formulated Defence Cyber Framework with responsibilities assigned to various agencies,” the reply said, adding that the forces are continuously upgrading their systems and procedures to check and prevent cyber threats.

“To enhance the cyber warfare tactics, continuous training and upgradation of technical skills for personnel are being undertaken,” it said.

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