Asserting that there was no signs of decline in militancy, Director General of Jammu and Kashmir Police Dilbagh Singh Monday said the security forces were determined to restore peace in the state.
The statement comes days after 40 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) soldiers died in an attack by Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) militant group in south Kashmir.
"Pakistan-sponsored terrorism is going on for the last many years and showing no signs of decline but we are determined to eliminate terrorism from the state and restore peace in the region," Singh told reporters after the wreath laying ceremony of Deputy Superintendent of Police, Aman Kumar Thakur here.
Thakur and a soldier were killed in a fierce gunfight with JeM militants in Kulgam district of south Kashmir on Sunday. Three JeM militants including two Pakistani nationals were also killed in the encounter.
"JeM, Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) and some other groups are continuing with their activities in Kashmir," the DGP said.
"Police and other security forces are conducting their operations to counter them and wipe them out and I am hopeful that in the coming months, the situation will improve further," he added.
Singh further said the security forces were "proud of the sacrifices made by the jawans" and determined to eliminate all the active militant groups in the state "in the coming months".
The security situation in the state is "well under control" and there is "no need to panic", he stressed.
"Police and other security forces are doing their job satisfactorily and there is peace in Kashmir and Jammu," he said further.