Security forces killed 221 terrorists in J&K anti-terror operations in 2020 besides apprehending 47, according to the Indian Army. In 2019, 152 terrorists were slain and 43 arrested.
The data, released on the occasion of Army Day on Friday, also revealed that 11 terrorists had surrendered in 2020 and three in 2019. The Army also claimed to have foiled 10 infiltration bids in 2020 and an equal number in 2019. The infiltration cases were recorded at 32 in 2020 and 141 in 2019.
According to the data, 274 ultras were active in J&K in 2020 and 421 in 2019, while the number of terrorists at various launching pads in 2020 varied between 294 and 336 compared to 520-556 in 2019.
In 2020, ceasefire violations were higher compared to 2019 — Pakistan breached the truce along the Line of Control and the international border as many as 5,246 times. In 2019, this figure was 3,824.
Since the nullification of Articles 370 and 35A paved the way for the reorganization of the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir into the Union Territories of J&K and Ladakh