963 militants, 413 security personnel killed in 5 yrs in J&K: Govt tells LS
“Nearly 400 militants infiltrated in three years”
New Delhi, Jul 16: Over 960 militants and 413 security personnel have been killed in Jammu and Kashmir in the last five years, Union Minister of State for Home G Kishan Reddy said in the Lok Sabha on Tuesday.
He said security forces were taking proactive action against militants pursuant to the government’s “zero tolerance policy towards terrorism”.
“Due to concerted and synergised efforts of security forces, 963 terrorists have been neutralised in the state of Jammu and Kashmir since 2014 till June 2019. However, during these operations, 413 security forces personnel have also lost their lives,” Reddy said, replying to a written question.
Nearly 400 militants infiltrated into Jammu and Kashmir in the last three years and 126 of them have been killed by security forces, Union Minister of State for Home G Kishan Reddy said in the Lok Sabha on Tuesday.
Reddy said 27 security personnel were killed during the engagements with the infiltrators. Four militants have been arrested so far, he said.
There were 143 incidents of infiltration in 2018, 136 in 2017 and the number was 119 in 2016, the minister said.
“Net infiltration in Jammu and Kashmir has reduced by 43 percent in first half of the year over the corresponding period of 2018,” he added.
Reddy said the Government of India has adopted a multi-pronged approach to contain cross-border infiltration.