Changed militant tactics of planned attacks on security forces are compelling police in Kashmir Valley to review their strategy, said director general of police Ashok Prasad on the sidelines of a function here on Monday.
The DGP said militants in the valley were carrying out more "audacious" and better-planned attacks on the Indian security forces this year.
"Militants have changed their tactics in Kashmir valley. The number of attacks affecting common people has decreased, but they are now targeting police and security forces in a planned manner," he added.
"We will have to devise such strategies where police act with maximum effectiveness, and their actions have minimum impact on common people," he said. In an earlier interaction with mediapersons, Prasad had said police personnel have been given strict instructions to adhere to standard operating procedures on duty.
The DGP claimed that the Jammu and Kashmir police was trying to introduce skill reorientation among its cadre to deal with law and order issues.
"We have seen a change in police response to law and order problems this year, and have handled many agitations successfully," he added.
The police chief claimed that the number of incidences of violence was the same as that of last year, but attacks on civilians were fewer.