Indian Army foiled an attack by the Pakistan Border Action Team (BAT) in the Keran sector of Jammu and Kashmir. In a video shot by an Indian Army personnel from a quadcopter in the first week of August shows bodies of five to seven terrorists and their equipment lying scattered along the Line of Control (LoC).
In an unprecedented move, the Indian Army released a video as a proof of thwarting the BAT attack. The video divulges the terror activities propelled by Pakistan, despite facing heat from FATF and the global community.
On August 4, after the attack, as per reports, the Indian Army had asked Pakistan to approach with a white flag and take over the dead bodies for last rites. However, Pakistan refused to claim the bodies.
As per sources, the attempt by BAT to intrude was made on the night of July 31 and August 1. The BAT generally comprises special forces personnel of the Pakistani Army and terrorists. As per the defence spokesperson, Pakistan made multiple attempts in the first week of August to disrupt the Amarnath Yatra and disturb peace in the Valley, prior to the abrogation of Article 370.
In the statement issued on August 4 in the matter, it was also stated that the forces had recovered cache of sniper rifle, IED and mine with Pakistan markings. 'This clearly indicates the complicity of Pakistan in terror activities. Security forces will continue to respond to all nefarious activities along LoC and hinterland,' the statement said.
A day before the UN meeting, intel inputs asserted that Pakistan has given a free hand to terrorists Masood Azhar and 26/11 mastermind Hafiz Saeed. According to top intel inputs, Sayeed Salahudeen's Hizb-ul-Mujahideen, Jaish-e-Mohammed and Hafiz Saeed led Lashkar-e-Taiba is known to be working in unison in Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK) to target shrines in Jammu and Kashmir and ferment trouble in the valley. Security agencies have discerned that there might be a spike in terror activities, not just in Jammu and Kashmir but across other parts of the country. The IB has reportedly sounded an alert in various states.
Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi admitted on March 1, that Masood Azhar is in Pakistan and is "unwell", but said the government can act against him only if India presents "solid" and "inalienable" evidence that can stand in a court of law. The remarks of the Pakistan Minister came amid enhanced tensions between India and Pakistan after the February 14 terror attack by Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed in Pulwama that left 40 CRPF personnel dead.