Srinagar: The Indian Army eliminated an infiltration attempt in the forward areas of Tangdhar sector on the night of February 15/16, thereby preventing efforts of Pakistan to destabilise peace and tranquillity in Kashmir valley and successfully maintaining higher moral ascendancy over the enemy along the Line of Control (LoC).
Alert troops deployed in an anti-infiltration grid detected the movement of three terrorists across their own side of the Line of Control, while they were approaching the LoC fence. On being challenged at close proximity to the post, an intense firefight ensued between the terrorists and the alert troops, resulting in successful elimination of one terrorist, while grievously injuring the other. The injured terrorist managed to flee to Pakistan occupied Jammu and Kashmir (PoJK), along with the third terrorist, taking advantage of darkness.
A thorough Joint Search Operation was launched along with Jammu and Kashmir Police (JKP) in the morning, resulting in recovery of one dead terrorist, one AK series rifle, one light automatic weapon, six magazines, two grenades and a large quantity of war-like stores.
Continued infiltration bids along the Line of Control are an uncanny reminder of Pakistan’s efforts to orchestrate terrorism in Kashmir valley and disrupt peace and harmony, while putting on the facade of ceasefire understanding.