Srinagar, Aug 25: Army on Thursday claimed to have foiled an infiltration bid along Line of Control in Uri sector of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district by killing three militants.
“The operation was launched based on specific intelligence from Army Intelligence agencies,” a defence ministry spokesman based in Srinagar said in a statement.
He said that on afternoon of August 24, multiple ambushes were laid to trap the infiltrators.
“Intensive electronic surveillance of the suspected area led to detection of the attempt at 0700 hours on August 25,” he said, adding, “(militants) were hoping to use the cover of thick undergrowth, foliage and continuous rain and low clouds to infiltrate.”
The contact with militants was established at about 08.45 a.m. on this side of the LoC, leading to heavy exchange of fire in which the militants were killed, he said. “Detailed search of the area was concluded at 2 PM (which) yielded dead bodies of three (militants), two AK rifles, one Chinese M-16 rifle along with other war like stores,” he said, adding, “Indian Army’s successful operation has not only led to elimination of three Pakistani militants but also has resulted in thwarting Pakistan’s nefarious design and intent to disrupt peace, prosperity and normalcy in J&K.”
He said use of electronic surveillance and intelligence-based operations continue to be “mainstay of IA ops against Pakistan sponsored (militancy) in J&K.”