New Delhi [India] Nov. 30 (ANI): With the elimination of five militants on Thursday in Budgam and Baramulla, the number of militants killed by the security forces in Jammu and Kashmir stands at 200.
The total of 200 terrorists killed this year is highest since 2010 when 270 terrorists were eliminated.
This epitomises the success of the security forces' anti-terrorist strategy in Jammu and Kashmir.
The strategy and the synergy between the forces in conjunction with the good intelligence inputs have led to the spike in the killing of the terrorists.
A senior officer told ANI that it is the three-pronged strategy which has led to this success.
"While our anti-infiltration mechanism is not letting the terrorists enter, our operations against militants in Kashmir has been bearing fruits. Also, we are working to minimize the recruitment from the state," he said on the condition of anonymity.
Talking about the success a senior serving intelligence officer said, "The success is a lot due to good intelligence information coming from the people. We also have been able to generate good technical intelligence."
The success of operations and the number of fatalities suffered by the forces favour the claims.
While this is the highest number of militants killed since last seven years, the number of fatal casualties of the army has come down.
Till date, 51 Army soldiers have been killed. In 2016, this number was higher with 63 fatalities.
In 2016, terror attacks in Nagrota and Uri proved costly for the army as seven soldiers lost their life in Nagrota and 19 in Uri.
The total number of all forces' personnel killed this year is 77, which is lesser than 88 in 2016.
Despite great success against terrorists, the intelligence officer said, the locals resorting to stone pelting on the site of operations remains a cause of worry. (ANI)