In the wake of the militant attack on a CRPF convoy in Pampore in Jammu and Kashmir, which claimed lives of eight security personnel, former Janata Dal (United) president Sharad Yadav on Monday asked the Centre to strengthen internal security to prevent such untoward incidents.
Responding to Union Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar’s remark that Pakistan carried out the attack in Jammu out of frustration, Yadav told ANI that mere talking will not do, and added that the centre will have to assume talks with Pakistan to resolve issues.
“Mere talking will not do we will have to strengthen our internal security. And the way our Jawans are dying at the border is disheartening. I would like to say is that we should assume our talks with Pakistan and strengthen our security forces like raw and intelligence to avoid such attacks,” said Yadav.
Parrikar yesterday said the Pampore attack was a mark of ‘frustration’.
“Over the last one month, we had shot down 25 to 30 terrorists who had infiltrated to India from Pakistan. Chances are slipping away from the hands of the terrorists. This incident is their attempt to keep themselves in the news,” said Parrikar.
Last week, eight para-military personnel were killed and 25 were injured in the attack, said to be the worst in the last three years.
Officials say infiltration has dramatically gone up compared to the previous year with more than 50 terrorists crossing the border in the last five months. Last year, there was zero infiltration in the first four months.