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Operation All-Out in Kashmir, Army prepares kill list of militants

  • Operation All-Out was launched in March of 2017.
  • Top security establishment of India has prepared a blueprint.
  • Aim is to deliver “a lethal blow” to militancy in Jammu and Kashmir.
  • Blueprint sketches a long term plan for a lasting peace in the trouble-torn Valley.
  • 258 militants from a clutch of outfits have been shortlisted for “Operation All-Out”.
  • “Operation All-Out” has been launched strategically in parts of J&K.
  • Prime locations of militant activities were mapped well before exercise got a go-ahead.
  • 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 militants have been identified as potential targets.
  • They belong to different groups such as Lashkar, Jaish, Hizbul and Al- Badr.
  • Most of the militants on the new security hit list belong to the LeT.
  • As many as 136 Lashkar militants are on radar of security forces.
  • As many as 95 from Hizbul and 23 from Jaish are also being monitored.
  • Sopore tops the list of districts with 39 militants, 24 are locals and 15 foreigners.
  • Kupwara district is placed second where 34 militants are active, 32 are of foreign origin.
  • Shopian & Awantipora districts have 26 & 25 active militants, respectively.

Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT)

  • Pakistan-based terrorist group that was formed in the 1990s by Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) agency to fight India in the disputed regions of Kashmir.
  • LeT was the perpetrator of the horrific “26/11” three-day attack on Mumbai in 2008, killing 166 people and wounding hundreds more.

Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM)

  • Pakistan-based terrorist group responsible for the January 2016 attack on India’s Pathankot air base, leading to a three-day gunfight.

Hizbul Mujahedeen (HM)

  • Kashmir-based terrorist group that has been leading the anti-Indian stone-throwing riots of the past year
  • Stone pelting was triggered by the July 8 2016 death of HM leader Burhan Wani in a gunfight with the Indian army.

 

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