Circled: Slain Hizb Terrorist Burhan Wani & Naseer Pandit among others
Pune 28 June 2017 (PCP NEWS) : The Indian Army and the Jammu Kashmir police have declared “Operation All Out” to flush out terrorist from the valley, as per the sources country’s top security establishment has prepared a blueprint to deliver a lethal blow to terrorism in Jammu and Kashmir with a long term plan for a lasting peace in the trouble torn Valley.
As many as 258 militants from various outfits have been shortlisted for this All-Out operation, which has been launched strategically in parts of Kashmir, highly-placed security sources told PCP News correspondent. Prime locations of terrorist activities were mapped well before the exercise got a go-ahead, the sources revealed. A top senior official from the security forces on anonymous identity said that Intelligence agencies carried out a secret district-wise survey to identify militant hideouts, This strategic operation is based on meticulous planning and intelligence-gathering. As many as 130 local and 128 foreign terrorists have been identified as potential targets in the current operation, according to intelligence sources. They belong to different terror groups, such as Lashkar E Toiba, Jaish E Mohammad, Hizbul Muzahiden and Al- Badr, said this officer.
According to a breakdown of the plan, most of the terrorists on the new security hit list belong to the LeT. As many as 136 Lashkar militants are on the radar followed by 95 from Hizbul and 23 from Jaish, Six terrorists have been killed in the past two days alone as part of Operation All-Out, said officials.
Since looking to the threat to AMARNATH YATRA security forces have tightened their security with the help of the Blue Print, This blueprint, reveals that Sopore district is on top with 39 terrorists, Of these, 24 are locals and 15 foreigners. Kupwara district is placed second where 34 terrorist are active, of which 32 are of foreign origin. Shopian and Awantipora districts have 26 and 25 active terrorists, respectively, according to the list.
The officials said greater involvement of local terrorists is a cause for concern because of the upcoming Amarnath Yatra, beginning on June 29. “These terrorists are well-equipped in the area and the yatra route. Hence, they are a bigger threat,” an official said. Sources also said intelligence inputs reveal that a new consignment of arms arrived in the Valley from across the border.
Chinese hand grenades were used in an attack on a CRPF Battalion this week, in which 10 jawans were injured. Officials said use of these grenades to disrupt Amarnath Yatra is a possibility and security forces manning the route have been put on high alert. These are Chinese-made arms with better precision and more lethal effects, the sources said while pointing on that. PCP/DJ 10 40