‘Pakistan`s intention on terrorism not changed’
DGP Kuldeep Khoda said there was 47 percent dip in militancy during first three months of 2011, as compared to the same period in 2010.
Jammu: Asserting that terror infrastructure across the border is intact and militants are operating there, a senior police officer on Saturday said there is no change in the intention of Pakistan to continue terrorism in Jammu and Kashmir.
"There are different figures of different agencies as far as terrorist camps, launching pads and militants (operating across the border) is concerned. But launching pads are there, militants and their training camps are still there", Director General of Police (DGP) Kuldeep Khoda told reporters here.
"The intention in the capability of our neighbouring country (Pakistan) to continue terrorism in our state—that continues", he said.
As far as infiltration is concerned, he said the reports are that there is no change in the intention-- whether it is training camps or launching pads.
"Therefore, we have to keep up the vigilance. The way there has been improvement in the border management, I am confident that their designs would not succeed", the DGP said.
Expressing happiness over the situation, he said "this year militancy-related incidents have decreased. In the first three months of 2012, 26 militancy-related incidents took place as compared to 48 last year, showing a 45 percent overall decrease".
Khoda said there was 47 percent dip in militancy during first three months of 2011, as compared to the same period in 2010.
Civilian killings this have decreased by 50 percent and there was no killing of security force or police personnel this year as compared to last year`s figure of three jawans, the DGP said.
Referring to the cross-border infiltration, he said "there is no report of successful infiltration with us in the entire state. That is also a big achievement. There is increased vigilance along the border".
Khoda further said the performance of three of months this year has been better than the last year and the previous year. "There is the best synergy between police, Army and other security force agencies. This example you can never see in the rest of the country", he added.
"Due to this synergy, we have achieved these results and also people have given full cooperation to us in restoration of normalcy and peace whether it is law and order or militancy", he said.
To another question about the number of militants operating in J&K, he said "our figures suggest they are in the range of 85-90".
Regarding a question about apprehension of "hot summer" this year, the DGP said "the point is that we have to be alert. However, the number of militants was much higher than last year. We ensured that militancy level decreases from last year and that effort continues".
"The presence of militants is decreasing in Jammu and Kashmir due to better operational capabilities of the forces and we are sure that we will be able to ensure peace in the summer", Khoda said.
Answering a question about stone-pelters being brought under the ambit of youth clubs set up by Jammu and Kashmir Police, the DGP said "we do not discriminate for sports activities. The focus is on youth.
"We have got positive results in those areas where we have set up youth clubs. Those areas witnessed peace. We will open more youth clubs and the focus this time would be those areas which were not attended to last year including that of Jammu, he said.