A total of 8,486 Myanmarese nationals crossed over to India after military coup in Myanmar in February 1, the government said.
Out of 8,486, a total of 5,796 Myanmarese nationals were sent back, the government informed the Rajya Sabha on Monday.
While sharing the information on the floor of the Upper House in reply to a question, Union minister of state for defence Ajay Bhatt said a total of 2,690 Myanmarese “nationals/refugees” are still staying in India.
Union minister Bhatt provided the information while sharing details of infiltrations along the international borders in the first six months of 2021.
The military seized control of Myanmar in a coup on February 1 after detaining Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi and other leaders of her National League for Democracy (NLD).
Since then, Myanmar has witnessed massive protests.
Minister Bhatt said 11 infiltrators were killed and 20 others were nabbed along the Indo-Pakistan border.
He also said 20 infiltration attempts were made up to June 30 this year along the frontier.
No cases of infiltration have been reported from the India-China border, Union minister Bhatt told the Rajya Sabha.
Bhatt said after the military coup in Myanmar, “8,486 Myanmar nationals/refugees crossed over into India, out of which 5796 were pushed back and 2690 are still in India.”
He informed the House that a total of 441 infiltration attempts were reported and 740 infiltrators were nabbed during the period along the Indo-Bangladesh border while one infiltrator was killed.