J&K adjudged 'Best Adventure Destination'
In Pakistan, the report said in 2016, the total number of terrorist attacks reported in Pakistan decreased by 27 per cent, and the total number of deaths decreased by 12 per cent.
However, the total number of people injured increased 29 per cent in comparison to 2015.
The number of perpetrators killed in attacks in Pakistan in 2016 decreased 25 per cent between 2015 and 2016. Perpetrator deaths comprised nine of all deaths in Pakistan in 2016, compared to 26 percent worldwide, the report said. The State Department said for 70 per cent of all attacks in Pakistan, source materials did not identify a perpetrator group.
Of the remaining attacks, 30 per cent were carried out by Tehrik-e Taliban Pakistan (TTP), the most active and deadly perpetrator group in Pakistan in 2016.
The number of terrorist attacks carried out by TTP continued to decline, to 67 in 2016, down from 136 in 2013. However, following sharp declines in previous years, the lethality of attacks carried out by TTP increased in 2016 to 283 total deaths, up from 240 in 2015, it said.
According to the department, several countries that have routinely experienced large numbers of terrorist attacks in recent years observed considerable decreases in total attacks in 2016.
should remember that Kashmir is an integral part of India and not an inch of even POK will be allowed to be taken by anybody," the Union Minister said.
He also squarely blamed Pakistan for funding terrorism and influencing the situation in Kashmir.
"Ours is a peace-loving country. We never want war. But when this highly coveted peace is denied to us, our brave soldiers respond in a befitting manner….we are too strong to lose our focus to country's development and betterment of the country," he said.
The NDA nominee said that on this day we should recall the valor of our brave soldiers and their sacrifices which got us back the Kargil heights.
The Indo-pakistani War of 1971 was a military confrontation between India and Pakistan that occurred during the liberation war in East Pakistan, from 3 December 1971 to the fall of Dacca (Dhaka) on 16 December 1971. The war began with preemptive aerial strikes on 11 Indian air stations that led to the commencement of hostilities with Pakistan and Indian entry into the war of independence in East Pakistan on the side of Bengali nationalist forces. Lasting just 13 days, it is one of the shortest wars in history. ANI Jammu and Kashmir Tourism Development Corporation Sajid Naqash were also present on the occasion. Iitm-bangalore is a 3 day event being held every year from 21st July to the 23rd July 2017.
Twelve countries and 24 states participated in the event this year which showcased their tourism products. Besides tourism boards, travel and tourism industry including hoteliers, online travel portals, hotel reservation networks, wildlife and eco-tourism resorts, golf resorts, etc., participated in the event making it one of the largest platform for tourism promotion.
During the three day event, the visitors were given brochures and other publicity materials having extensive information of tourism destinations and other products. Director Tourism Kashmir said the award is in the recognition of the J&K state's and tourism department's efforts to promote J&K as the adventure tourism destination.
Speaking on the occasion Director Tourism Kashmir said the state of J&K has every tourism product to offer for every taste of traveler besides having immense potential in adventure, leisure and pilgrimage tourism.
"There is no limit in adventure tourism in J&K especially in Kashmir and Ladakh region," said Shah.
He said his department is conducting adventure related activities to promote adventure among locals who can earn livelihood from this segment of the tourism.
The department had decorated its space beautifully during the 3-day show attracting the visitors and exhibitors who showed keen interest to visit J&K.
Director Tourism Kashmir said the department is trying to tap the south Indian market in view of the less arrivals from Gujarat and Maharashtra.
"This year J&K state received less tourist influx from traditional markets like Gujarat and Maharashtra. However, the arrivals from South India picked up which is encouraging. There is a good scope of tapping south India market and IITM Bangalore is one such platform. Lot of bikers, adventure enthusiast, and leisure and pilgrim tourists from Karnataka visit J&K."
Earlier also J&K received two awards in IITM Chennai including the Best Adventure Tourism Destination award. The participation in the travel trade shows is in continuation of the efforts of the tourism department to remove negative perception among traveler to visit Kashmir.
Tourism department also participated in TTF Kolkata, TTF Hyderabad and IITM Chennai to dilute and counter negative perception. (KNS)