New Delhi: India’s top security establishment has prepared a blueprint to deliver a fatal blow to terror in Jammu and Kashmir, with a longer-term plan for a lasting peace in the troubled Valley, most-senior officials disclosed today.
As many as 258 militants from various outfits have been shortlisted for the operation, which has been launched strategically in parts of Kashmir, highly-placed security sources told India Today.
Prime locations of terrorist activities were mapped well before the operation was given the green light, the sources revealed.
“Intelligence agencies carried out a secret district-wise survey to identity militant hideouts,” said a top security official. “This strategic all-out operation is based on meticulous planning and intelligence-gathering,” the official, who requested not to be named, told India Today.
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, Jaish, Hizbul and Al Badr,” the source explained. Six terrorists have been killed in the past two days alone as part of “Operation All-Out”, officials said.
According to a breakdown of the blueprint, most of the terrorists on the new security hit-list belong to LeT. As many as 136 Lashkar militants are on the radar followed by 95 from Hizbul and 23 from Jaish.