- 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.
- 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.
- 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.