Cricketer Sehwag lauds forces for elimination of 200 militants in 2017  

Cricketer Sehwag lauds forces for elimination of 200 militants in 2017  

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SRINAGAR : A day after DGP Vaid’s tweet in which he had claimed to have killed more than 200 militants in Kashmir this year, former Indian cricketer Virendra Sehwag also tweeted in support of the ‘double century’ achieved by the ADGPI and the Jammu and Kashmir police.’

 Lauding the ‘achievement’, Sehwag congratulated government forces for  ‘eliminating ‘ more than 200 militants in the year 2017. “Congratulations to @adgpi and J&K Police for the unbeaten double century this year, eliminating 200 terrorists in 2017 alone. Jai Hind ! May there be peace,” Sehwag tweeted.

 Pertinently, for the first time in seven years, the number of militants killed in counter-insurgency operations in Jammu and Kashmir has crossed 200, according to the state police.

“Today by the collective effort of @JmuKmrPolice, Indian Army, @crpfindia, CAPF and people of Kashmir have led to neutralisation of more than 200 terrorists in the year of 2017 alone,” Director General of Police (DGP) Shesh Paul Vaid tweeted on Thursday.

The DGP’s tweet came on a day five militants were killed in two separate encounters by the security forces in Kashmir’s Budgam and Baramulla districts, officials said. “This marks a huge landmark for establishing peace and stability in the state of J&K and our country,” the DGP added in another tweet.

According to official figures, 200 militants have been killed by the security forces during counter-insurgency operations from 1 January till date this year, which is the highest since 2010.