Intelligence Bureau: Militants in Kashmir Valley just 200, time to strike The Intelligence Bureau says in a new report that the number of militants operating in the Kashmir Valley has dropped to around 200 â€” one of the biggest drops since militancy erupted there two decades ago. The Intelligence Bureau suggested that the time was right to launch a massive offensive against the remaining militants in the Valley. â€œWe feel if sustained pressure is mounted at this point, it will break the back of militancy in the Valley. One will see many more operations by security forces in the days to come,â€ an IB official said. The government reviewed the overall security situation in Kashmir following this report. Normally, there are around 1,500 militants operating in the Valley at any given point. â€œThere can be a minor fluctuation in this figure. But if there is any major drop, more militants are sent from across the border,â€ the official noted.