The government has said that infiltration attempts at the Line of Control are increasing, but security measures have been put in place to stop them.

“I think it is an ongoing effort from across the border to keep infiltrating, and the level of infiltration has been going up,” Minister of State for Defence M. Pallam Raju told reporters here on the sidelines of a function of ex-servicemen here.

The Minister’s comments came in the backdrop of Army chief’s General V.K. Singh’s statement that around 600 terrorists are waiting at launch pads in PoK along the LoC and International Border to sneak into India.

Asked if the recent spurt in encounters is part of Pakistan’s efforts to scale up violence in Kashmir Valley before U.S. President Barack Obama’s visit to India in November, Mr. Raju said, “I don’t think we need to read too much in to it.”

On the concerns over diversion of U.S. arms by Pakistan against India, he said the country’s concern on the issue have been conveyed to the American authorities by Defence Minister A.K. Antony.

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