2015 in Retrospection: 100 militants killed in Jammu and Kashmir

Jammu, December 30: Top LeT militant Abu Qasim, who was involved in attack on Army Convoy in Srinagar two years ago, was among 100 terrorists killed in encounter with security forces in Jammu and Kashmir in 2015, the Army said here today.

“During the 2015 year in various successful operations, over 100 terrorists have been neutralised including some top terrorist commanders like Abu Qasim, LeT, who was responsible for Hyderpora attack on Army convoy in 2013,” PRO Defence Northern Command, Col S D Goswami said.

“Counter terrorist grid continued to maintain dominance and deny any space to terrorists. Synergised hard-intelligence based joint ops with the J&K Police and CAPF have been the hallmark of these operations,” he said.

Apart from neutralising terrorists, this year over 350 weapons and 40 IEDs and explosive hauls have been recovered, plus other “warlike and logistics stores”.

“This clearly highlights the nefarious designs and intransigence of Pakistan to continue abetting terrorism in J&K,” he said.

PRO said,”Though there has been an overall improvement in security situation in the State however, this cannot be construed as return of normalcy, as Pakistan continues to abet terrorism to keep the situation volatile”.

On the issue of border with China, he said “The LAC along China is peaceful and stable, border related issues are resolved through the existing mechanism of BPMs.”

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