New Delhi, Nov 21 (ANI): Home Minister, Sushil Kumar Shinde on Thursday lauded security forces for combating Maoists in rebel infested Chhattisgarh. Speaking at a conference attended by top brass of police in New Delhi on Thursday, Shinde said with the efforts of security forces Maoist activities have been curbed to a large extent in the state. Shinde also said though the prevailing situation in Jammu and Kashmir was challenging, but the security forces were fighting hard to curb cross-border militancy.