The Indian Army on Sunday late night eliminated two soldiers of Pakistani forces and foiled a major attempt of infiltration along the Line of Control at Naugam sector of Jammu and Kashmir.
In a statement, the Army spokesperson said, “The Pakistani Border Action Team (BAT) tried to move under the cover of the thick jungles close to the LoC, helped by heavy covering fire of high-calibre weapons such as mortars and rockets from the Pakistani posts.”
The spokesperson further stated that their movement was detected by the Army troops deployed along the LoC. “The intense gunfight continued through the night. The Army then launched a search operation in the thick jungle, following which they confirmed that two men who were likely to be Pakistani soldiers were killed. The Army also found a large quantity of weapons and supplies that appeared to be kept for a prolonged encounter,” the spokesperson added.
He further noted that the search operations are still underway at the sector to sanitise the area. “Some intruders are believed to have escaped across the LoC under the cover of Pakistani firing and low visibility due to bad weather,” the spokesperson added.
“The intruders were wearing combat uniforms like Pakistani regular army ones and were carrying supplies with Pakistani markings. Some intruders were also seen in Border Security Force and old pattern Indian Army uniforms as part of their deception strategy,” the Army spokesperson stated.
“The intruders were well-equipped with improvised explosive devices and incendiary material. From the recovery, it was estimated that they intended to carry out a large-scale attack on the Army’s forward post at Naugam sector,” he added.
“The Army’s resolve to keep a strict vigil along the LoC and defeat all such nefarious designs of Pakistan will continue to remain firm and consistent,” the Army said in a statement. “We will ask Pakistan to take back the bodies of the likely Pakistani soldiers since Pakistan did provide full covering fire support to these intruders,” it concluded.