Their number is also declining. He said, “let us have full faith in our security forces”.
The Minister added that no militant can now dream of committing acts of terror or continue to terrorize the valley for decades.
An army jawan was killed as Pakistani troops resorted to unprovoked firing on Indian posts along the Line of Control in Krishna Ghati sector in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir this evening, a defence spokesman said.
Jaitley said the currency squeeze after demonetization and the National Investigation Agency (NIA) action on “Hawala” deals by separatist leaders has resulted in terrorists now looting banks in the Valley for the first time.
The dispute over Kashmir divided region is the main obstacle for the normalization of relations between India and Pakistan.
Jaitley asserted that Kashmir is an integral part of India, and said India has proved time and again of her military prowess in 1965, 1971 and Kargil war. That has been their unfinished agenda.
“There is domination of our forces on the Line of Control (LoC) and the global border and it is hard for terrorists to cross them”, he said at the India TV Conclave “Vande Mataram”. He said India has been by and large free from the threat of the ISIS. This is a significant increase when compared with the numbers of past year.
Commenting on India’s defence production, Jaitley said his government was committed to bolstering domestic production for the defense sector.