Saturday, 24 June, 2017

Arun Jaitley pays tribute to soldiers martyred in Kashmir

Two soldiers two terrorists killed as Army foils infiltration bid Two soldiers two terrorists killed as Army foils infiltration bid
Kelvin Reese | 22 May, 2017, 17:33

Four militants and three soldiers were killed in an operation in Nowgam sector in North Kashmir, army said on Sunday.

Referring to the militants, Colonel Rajesh Kalia said, "Two terrorists attempting infiltration into our side in Kashmir in Naugam sector were eliminated". After being challenged, the terrorists fired at soldiers, triggering off an encounter.

Kalia said the gunfire ended on Sunday in Nowgam sector, almost 140 kilometers (85 miles) northwest of Srinagar, the main city in Indian Kashmir.

Kalia said the operation has been going on in the area.

Defence Minister Arun Jaitley on Monday paid glowing tribute to the three soldiers who laid down their lives while foiling an infiltration bid by terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir's Naugam area.

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Army on Sunday killed four militants in Jammu and Kashmir's Kupwara district after battling them for 36 hours.

"In an operation to foil infiltration, two jawans made the supreme sacrifice in Naugam, Kupwara".

He said contact was established with the remaining two militants today.

The gunfight in Nowgam came amid rising tension on the border, following repeated ceasefire violations by Pakistan.

“The sanitisation operation is on along the LoC, ” the official said adding that four weapons and other war-like stores had been recovered from the encounter site.

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