NEW DELHI, July 16:

Over 960 militants and 413 security personnel have been killed in Jammu and Kashmir in the last five years, Union Minister of State for Home G Kishan Reddy said in the Lok Sabha on Tuesday.

He said security forces were taking proactive action against militants, pursuant to the government’s zero tolerance policy towards militancy.

Due to concerted and synergised efforts of security forces, 963 militants have been killed in the state of Jammu and Kashmir since 2014 till June 2019. “However, during these operations, 413 security forces personnel have also lost their lives,” Reddy said, replying to a written question.