Following are the four army jawans who were martyred during the encounter between terrorists and forces in Pulwama on Monday.
Third Jaish-e-Mohammad terrorist gunned down. The operation ends after 17 hours of gun-battle in Pulwama.
Security forces have gunned down Jaish-e-Mohammed recruiter Kamran.
Home Minister Rajnath Singh and National Security Advisor Ajit Doval briefs Prime Minister Modi about the Pulwama encounter.
1 Major and 3 Army jawans martyred during the encounter between security forces and terrorists.
Big Win for forces: Two Jaish-e-Mohammed terrorists gunned down by security forces
A gun battle is underway in Jammu and Kashmir's Pinglan area in Pulwama district between security forces and terrorists. The area is under cordon and two-three Jaish terrorists are believed to be trapped, as per reports. Four Army jawans have been injured during the encounter.
More details are awaited.
The encounter comes in less than a week after one of the deadliest terror attack orchestrated by the JeM in Pulwama's Awantipora area where 40 CRPF jawans were killed. On February 14, 40 CRPF personnel were killed after a vehicle laden with explosives rammed an explosive-laden car into a vehicle in the CRPF convoy in Pulwama district.
Earlier on Sunday, the Jammu and Kashmir administration on Sunday withdrew security cover provided to five separatist leaders including Mirwaiz Umar Farooq. Acting tough against the separatists, Government has issued notification for the same.
“All security and any vehicles provided to them will stand withdrawn by today evening. No security forces or cover should be provided, under any pretext, to them or any other separatists,” the official statement read.
Meanwhile, Pakistan's Foreign Office spokesperson Dr Mohammad Faisal has begged India to for 'normalisation of relations'. Taking to Twitter, Dr Faisal quoted his Prime Minister Imran Khan and said that "Pakistan will take two steps if India takes one for normalisation of ties".
Furthermore, the Pakistani spokesperson also stated that opening Kartarpur corridor was "a step aimed at improving bilateral ties". In a failed attempt to mount an attack on India, he further wrote that 'India must come out of the denial mode".
The reaction from the unfriendly neighbour comes after several countries from across the globe stood in support of India in the wake of a deadly terror attack. In the aftermath of the Pulwama terror attack, India also revoked the Most Favoured Nation (MFN) status that was unilaterally accorded to Pakistan over 20 years ago. The government of India also resolved to isolate Pakistan on the global stage.