Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir recorded "zero infiltration" for the first time in 2011 despite several attempts along the Indo-Pak border, police said on Tuesday.

"2011 is first year that has witnessed 'zero infiltration'
(along Indo-Pak border). There has been no infiltration
anywhere along the border in Jammu region," IGP (Jammu Zone) Dilbagh Singh told reporters here.

"There have been ceasefire violations. There have been dozens of infiltration attempts but they have not been successful," he said.

Singh hoped that security along the border would remain intact and any infiltration bid would be foiled.

He was replying to questions on the security situation along Indo-Pak border, militancy situation in the zone and effects of Punjab polls on the security situation in J&K.

To a question about the state of militancy in Jammu region, Singh said, "It was the best year as far as security, militancy and peace are concerned."

The IGP claimed no major law and order problem was reported in the region barring some exceptions during BJP's Ekta Yatra, Amarnath yatra and the security challenge posed by Panchayati elections.

Referring to militancy, he said while Doda and Reasi districts are free from the menace, there is presence of militancy in Kishtwar, Rajouri and Poonch, though it is very marginal in Ramban district of Jammu region.

Singh said 32 listed militants were operating in Jammu region at present. Police and security forces have eliminated 32 militants, including 11 top commanders last year, he said, adding that due to fear of security forces, militants have gone underground.

"But our endeavour is to stamp out militancy completely from the region," he added.

Referring to the top militants hiding in the forest areas, Singh said that several militant groups of Hizbul Mujahideen (HM), including that of Jehngir and Junaid - accused in the Delhi blast case - were hiding in the forests in the region.


"We have launched two operations to track them down but unfortunately in these operations we have lost two Special Police Officers (SPOs). But our endeavour is to eliminate them," he said.

Regarding the arrangements for incident-free Republic Day function, the IGP said, "January 26 is an important function and we have to make security deployment on the highest scale. We are in the process of working out the deployment."

(Agencies)