In a significant security operation, Indian security forces successfully thwarted an infiltration bid by terrorists along the Line of Control (LoC) in the Uri sector of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district. The operation resulted in the elimination of two terrorists.
The operation was conducted under challenging weather conditions, characterized by incessant rainfall and poor visibility. Based on specific intelligence inputs from various agencies, including the Jammu and Kashmir Police, security forces were alerted to the likelihood of a major infiltration attempt in the Uri sector. This involved a group of heavily armed terrorists attempting to cross the LoC.
On October 21, at approximately 3 p.m., alert troops intercepted the group of terrorists, leading to a fierce exchange of gunfire that continued until nightfall. As a result, two terrorists were killed while the remaining terrorists managed to withdraw to the other side of the LoC, carrying the bodies of the deceased.
The area remained under constant surveillance throughout the night. Subsequent to the operation, a thorough search of the incident site was conducted. The search revealed significant evidence and the recovery of a cache of heavy weaponry, including two AK series rifles, six pistols, four Chinese grenades, blankets, and two blood-stained bags containing both Pakistani and Indian currency notes, Pakistani medicines, and food items.
The recovery of two blood-stained bags indicated that at least two terrorists were seriously injured, forcing them to abandon their supplies and retreat across the LoC.
Due to the adverse weather conditions, the search operation had to be temporarily suspended but is expected to resume once conditions improve. This successful thwarting of the latest infiltration bid marks the sixth such incident along the LoC in north Kashmir over the last five months.
Official data revealed that these operations have resulted in the killing of 14 foreign terrorists, including the two terrorists killed on October 21. The LoC in north Kashmir witnessed a series of six infiltration attempts being foiled over the past five months, showing the determination and vigilance of the Indian security forces in maintaining border security.
Reportedly, June witnessed the foiling of three infiltration attempts.
In the initial instance, two terrorists met their demise during an operation in Machil, Kupwara on June 13, followed by the elimination of five foreign terrorists in a separate operation in Jumagund, Kupwara on June 16.
Continuing the success, four terrorists were killed during an operation in Kala Jungle, Machil on June 23.
July 19 marked another significant achievement, with two Pakistani terrorists being neutralized in a Machil operation. Subsequently, an intruder was fatally shot in the Tangdhar sector of Kupwara on August 6.