Five militants were killed as the Army on Monday foiled a major infiltration bid along the Line of Control (LoC) in Uri sector of Kashmir. “Alert troops noticed some suspicious movement along the Line of Control in Uri Sector in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district this morning and challenged the intruders,” an Army official said.
He said the intruders opened firing towards the Army positions which was retaliated by the soldiers. “Two militants were killed in the initial exchange of firing while three others were killed late in the day,” the official said.He said arms, ammunition and war-like stores were recovered from scene of the gun battle. This is the fourth infiltration bid foiled by the army along the LoC in Kashmir in the past three weeks, killing 12 militants.
In a bid to secure the border following several infiltrations from Pakistan, the Border Security Force (BSF) is set to deploy additional five battalions at the Attari-Wagha border. BSF Director General (DG) K K Sharma said, “In the past few days, BSF has shot dead eight smugglers, including six Pakistani and two Indians. Besides, we have seized heroin in huge amount, which is record in itself. With an aim to intensify our effort, we have decided to induct five more battalions, who will be posted soon, along with that, we are also installing our technical equipment in big number and improving intelligence services as well.”
“BSF is a modern border guarding force laced with modern equipment, but we upgrade our equipment on regular basis. In coming time, we will be using highly advance equipment. This is a constant process,” said the BSF DG.