Security forces have eliminated 15 top militant commanders of various outfits in recent months, Jammu and Kashmir Director General of Police (DGP) Kuldeep Khoda said in Jammu on Sunday.
Those killed include Abu Jindal and Abu Hamza, he told mediapersons after a function.
"This is a big achievement for security forces fighting militancy in the state," he noted.
Khoda, however, said there was a rise in infiltration of militants from Pakistan across the Line of Control (LOC) and "Pakistan is backing the infiltrators".
General Officer Commanding in Chief of Northern Command, Lt Col PC Bhardwaj, recently told newspersons that over 70 infiltrators had sneaked into India this year, compared to 45 over the same period last year.