In a big success, the Indian Army on September 24, 2018, foiled a major infiltration bid along the Line Of Control in the Tangdhar sector of Kupwara district and gunned down five infiltrators. While two Terrorists were gunned on September 23, three more were killed on September 24.
An army Jawan also lost his life while fighting the infiltrators on the line of control, a defense spokesman told Republic. The operation was launched after a group of infiltrators were detected along the line of control in the Tangdhar sector, the spokesman said.
He said that the army laid an ambush in the area and challenged the infiltrators who however started firing towards the army.
"The army retaliated and an encounter on the line of control broke out, so far five terrorists have been gunned down. The operation is still on" the Army spokesman said.
"A brave army Jawan also lost his life while fighting the infiltrators," he said.
This fresh infiltration from Pakistan said that was foiled by the army today once again exposes Pakistan's nefarious designs to push in trained terrorists into the Indian side so as to vitiate the atmosphere in the Kashmir valley.
"Pakistan side is desperate to push in these Terrorists into the Indian side but out Jawans are alert to foil any such attempt," a senior army officer said.
This infiltration bid on the Line Of Control comes barely after few days when Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan had written a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi requesting a meeting between the two foreign ministers on the sidelines of United National General Assembly Session in New York.
The request for a meeting was accepted by India but was later rejected after Pakistan Rangers violated the Ceasefire on the International Border in Jammu region and mutilated the body of a BSF Jawan, Pakistan also provoked India by issuing postal stamps for dead terrorists.
"Dialogue was just a public relations exercise by Pakistan and also it wants to but time and today once again they stand exposed as their aim is to keep the Kashmir pot boiling by sending in these terrorists from its soil," a senior officer from the intelligence department said.
Meanwhile, the situation along the international border in Jammu region continues to be tense after the killing and mutilation of the BSF Jawan in the Samaba sector on September 18.