A joint press conference was held on Sunday by 15 Corps Commander Lt Gen JS Sandhu, DGP SP Vaid, GOC Victor force and IG Operations CRPF on Bandipora encounter in which six terrorists were neutralised.
General Officer Commanding (GOC) of 15 Corps Lt Gen J S Sandhu said that after receiving specific information, they had launched joint operation by CRPF, Army, J&K Police in which six terrorists were eliminated.
“All were foreign terrorists. Commend all agencies who worked to ensure success of the operation,” he said.
What we find this year is that we have killed approximately 125-130 terrorists in the hinterland of Kashmir Valley. This has resulted in a remarkable change in situation: General Officer Commanding (GOC) of 15 Corps Lt Gen J S Sandhu— ANI (@ANI) November 19, 2017
Sandhu informed that the security forces have killed about 190 terrorists as on date in 2017.
“Out of these 190, 80 are local terrorists and 110 foreign. Out of these 110, 66 terrorists were killed near the LoC while infiltrating,” he said.
We had launched several operations in #Hajin mid September onwards we were practically launching search ops on a daily basis, had inducted special forces into the area: GOC of 15 Corps Lt Gen J S Sandhu pic.twitter.com/yqBiroxVio— ANI (@ANI) November 19, 2017
While defining it as remarkable achievement, he said this year they have killed approximately 125-130 terrorists in the hinterland of Kashmir Valley which has resulted a remarkable change in the situation.
Sandhu said that they had launched several operations in Hajin are from mid September and they were practically launching search operations on a daily basis. “We had inducted special forces into the area,” he said.
Jammu and Kashmir DGP SP Vaid said Kashmir valley needs to be free from violence, terror, guns and drugs.
Kashmir valley needs to be free from violence, terror, guns and drugs. Commendable joint effort by our agencies, jawans. Wish very soon we can see Kashmir free of violence: J&K DGP SP Vaid #HajinEncounter pic.twitter.com/Mtd8YviXJx— ANI (@ANI) November 19, 2017
He said it was a commendable joint effort by the agencies and soldiers. “Wish very soon we can see Kashmir free of violence,” he said.
While speaking on ISIS mouthpiece claiming responsibility of Zakura encounter in Srinagar, Vaid said, "It is yet to be verified, I don't think ISIS has any imprints here."