Peace dividend in J&K after strong crackdown on terror | Latest News India


Over the past three decades, the violence and killings of innocents in Jammu and Kashmir is directly proportional to the number of Pakistani and local terrorists operating in the former state.

Data collated by Jammu and Kashmir Police and security agencies and shared with Home Secretary Amit Shah during his security vetting meeting in Srinagar last Wednesday shows that the total number of local terrorists with the foreign terrorist has hit an all-time low of around 60 The Numbers also dropped from three to two after 47 of them were neutralized by security forces.

The success of the security forces is partly due to synergies between law enforcement and central intelligence. Coordination between the two has resulted in actionable intelligence and precise counter-terrorism measures, with agencies raising awareness on social media and terror channels.

Counter-terrorism data shows that the total number of terrorist incidents has decreased from 417 in 2018 to 110 by September 30, 2022, with 255 incidents in 2019 (the year the Modi government repealed Article 370), 244 in Year 2020, 228 throughout 2021 and 90 by September 30, 2021. The decrease in terrorist incidents is attributed to the activated riot control network and efficient actions by JKP, Security Forces and Special CT Forces of Indian Army.

The law-and-order situation in the UT terrorist attack has improved significantly, with the total number of incidents falling drastically from 825 in 2018 to 24 as of September 30, 2022, excluding incidents in the Jammu sector. For direct comparison, there were 584 incidents in 2019, 147 in 2020, 77 in 2021 and 65 as of September 30, 2021.

The total number of terrorists killed by security forces remains in the triple digits, with 257 neutralized in 2018; 157 in 2019; 225 in 2020; 182 in 2021; 120 by September 30, 2021 and 167 by September 30, 2022. The tally of 167 killed up to last month includes 120 local terrorists and 47 foreign terrorists. Despite the security forces labeling them local terrorists, these youth are being radicalized or recruited by Pakistani terror factories in Lahore, Bahawalpur or in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa.

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These youths were first brainwashed in the name of Islamic Jihad and then armed with area weapons to cause chaos and violence in the UT. Pakistan’s intent to wreak havoc in Kashmir continues at the same pace as its deep state continues its aim of hitting India.

The total number of terrorists/suspects arrested by the security forces remains high at 847 (including 71 terrorists) in 2018; 609 (49 terrorists) in 2019; 781 (75 terrorists) in 2020 and 741 (71 terrorists) in 2021. Figures up to September 30, 2021 and 2022 show that 595 (49 terrorists) and 600 (128 terrorists) were arrested by the security forces, respectively.

Figures show that the number of terror modules blown up by security forces rose to 111 as of September 30, 2022, compared to 82 in the same period last year. As of last month, 20 terrorist hideouts have been blown up, compared to 23 in the same period last year.

The terrorist recruitment rate has also fallen to 89 this year, compared to 108 in the same period last year. But recruitment numbers were at an all time high with 206 in 2018, 143 in 2019, 172 in 2020 and 137 for all of 2021.

While the Modi government’s focus is on socio-economic empowerment of the UT people, the anti-terrorist action ensures peace is maintained throughout the troubled country. The two go hand in hand.


    Author of Indian Mujahideen: The Enemy Within (2011, Hachette) and Himalayan Face-off: Chinese Assertion and Indian Riposte (2014, Hachette). Awarded the K-Subrahmanyam Prize for Strategic Studies in 2015 from the Manohar Parrikar Institute for Defense Studies and Analysis (MP-IDSA) and the Ben Gurion Prize of Israel in 2011.
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