Kashmir Terror Attack: China has repeatedly blocked efforts by India and other UN Security Council members to list terror group Jaish-e-Mohammed’s chief Masood Azhar as a UN designated terrorist.
India is grieving the loss of 40 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnels.
The terrorists targeted a convoy with a car bomb at Awantipora in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district today.
It’s reported to be the worst attack ever on security personnel in the state since 2001. Reports suggested that the vehicle used by the terrorists was a Mahindra Scorpio carrying more than 350 kg of explosives.
We endeavor to build up a time window of attacks in the valley that have obstructed the livelihood of many.
According to reports, there has been a constant increase in terrorist related violence in the valley over the past 3 years.
With 222 episodes recorded in 2014, 208 in 2015, 322 in 2016 and 184 till July 2017.
There were as many as 155 incidents reported last year during this time.
The Time Window
URI: September 18, 2016
Militants had attacked an army base in Indian-administered Kashmir, killing at least 17 soldiers. It was the deadliest attack on security forces in Kashmir in two decades.
November 24, 2016
Militants attacked Kralgund police station in Handwara tehsil of Kupwara.
October 6, 2016
Rashtriya Rifles camp was foiled when security men gunned down three militants in North Kashmir.
October 2, 2016
The heavily-armed terrorists attacked a Rashtriya Rifles army camp.
December 31, 2017-January 1, 2018
We lost five CRPF personne in a 24 hour shootout in South Kashmir’s Lethapora.
February 7, 2018
Two policemen were killed at Srinagar’s Shri Maharaja Hari Singh Hospital. A top Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) commander, Naveed Jat alias Abu Hanzulla, escaped from police custody during the attack.
February 10, 2018
Suspected Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) terrorists attacked the Sunjwan army camp in Jammu and Kashmir early on Saturday morning. Two jawans were killed and four others were injured.
October 9, 2018
The terrorist attacked the sentry post of the CRPF camp in Kakapura.
December 15, 2018
According to the Ministry of Home Affairs data, till date this year, as many as 87 security personnel, seven CRPF men and one CISF, BSF and SSB jawan, were killed in the state.
Indo-Pakistani Talks Remain Off The Table
India and the U.S. (along with U.K, Russia and France) consider Pakistan to be giving place of refuge to terrorist groups and frequently raise the fact that the leadership of groups, for example, Lashkar-e-Taiba, which did the grim Mumbai attacks in 2008, still live uninhibitedly in Pakistan.
Notwithstanding, since coming to control a year ago, Prime Minister Imran Khan and Pakistan’s powerful military have endeavored to push for harmony with India – which has been seen with profound suspicion in New Delhi.
Until further notice, Modi is probably not going to respond by sending troops across the border, said Sasha Riser-Kositsky, a senior South Asia analyst at New York-based Eurasia Group.
“Modi is well on the way to approve a type of constrained countering, for example, ordnance strikes, that polish his picture of solidarity without gambling calls for countering on the Pakistani side and further perilous heightening,” he said in an email. “Neglecting to strike back in any capacity is politically indefensible.”