Anti-terrorist operations intensify amid rising terrorism in Kashmir


Villagers in Jammu and Kashmir hand over terrorists to the police as the state ups the ante against terrorism.

It happened on Sunday: Two heavily armed LeT terrorists were arrested with two AK assault rifles, seven grenades, a pistol and plenty of ammunition.

  • One was the most wanted LeT commander, Talib Hussain, a resident of Rajouri district and the mastermind of the recent IED explosion in the district; the other, Faisal Ahmad Dar from Pulwama in southern Kashmir.

  • The terrorists had reached Tukson Dhok from Reasi district to take cover after sustained pressure from the police and army, but the villagers showed great courage in apprehending them.

  • Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha and DGP Dilbag Singh congratulated the villagers for their bravery and announced cash rewards for them.

Counter-Terrorist Operations: A total of 120 terrorists have been killed in Kashmir till June 29 this year. Thirty-two of them were foreign terrorists.

  • This is a huge spike from last year, when 55 terrorists were killed in the corresponding period and only two were foreigners.

  • This is due to a multi-pronged strategy with better operational synergy adopted by the security forces.

Smart inputs: A terrorist is eliminated within 72 hours of intelligence input received from multiple sources, including human and technical intelligence.

  • Rapid action based on intelligence inputs from the field limited the areas of terrorist activity. This forced the foreign ultras to come out into the open and expose themselves.

  • With improved human and technical intelligence and targeted operations, the survival rate of terrorists drops dramatically.

  • Residents of the state are fed up with terrorism and are actively trying to distance themselves from the threat by providing information to security forces.

Young people still in arms: Around 70 to 75 young people joined terrorist groups until the end of June, according to one estimate.

  • This was the figure for the whole of 2021, which means that the increase in counter-terrorism operations has not had a deterrent effect.

  • More than 64% of young people who engage in terrorism in Jammu and Kashmir are killed within a year.

  • Only 26.6% survive longer than 12 months, while the fate of 9.3% of young people who take the path of terror is unknown.

  • The army is in contact with the families, asking for their help to convince the young people not to take up arms.

Rise of terrorism: Sixty-two incidents of terrorist activity were recorded up to May 23 this year, compared to 31 during the corresponding period last year.

  • The state has also witnessed several targeted killings of Hindus from Kashmir and Hindu migrants from other parts of the country.

  • A suspected terrorist attack on the Amarnath Yatra was foiled by security forces and two terrorists were killed.


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