More than 225 terrorists have been killed in Jammu and Kashmir so far this year, Northern Army Commander Lt Gen Ranbir Singh said on Saturday.
He said initiatives taken by the government and security forces had resulted in a drop in the number of local youths being radicalised and taking to militancy over the last few months.
“We have been able to neutralise a large number of terrorists. As on date, we have been neutralised more than 225 terrorists. However, couple of days of this year are still balanced (left),” Singh told reporters in Kapurthala on the sidelines of his visit to Sainik School, his alma mater.
He said locals were sharing information about terrorists’ movements with the Army, which is a positive sign.