The Indian Army released video footage which has caught at least four Pakistani terrorists near LoC in Kashmir’s Kupwara sector on July 30, trying to infiltrate into India. Thankfully, the attempt was foiled by the Indian Army.
Indian Army detected Pakistani terrorists near LoC in Kashmir’s Kupwara sector on 30 Jul.Indian troops started firing at them as soon as terrorists were detected&forced them to return to their territory.They were attempting to infiltrate&carry out attacks on Indian positions. pic.twitter.com/WlKT9VF6Cd
— ANI (@ANI) September 27, 2019
In the video, the terrorists are seen emerging slowly from behind some rocks on a grassy hill near the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kupwara sector. Within seconds, one of them runs back towards safety and away from the LoC as bullets fly overhead. Seeing him scurry away, the rest hurriedly follow amid bullets fired by Indian Army soldiers from a forward post overlooking the hill.
The infiltration attempt happened on July 30, less than a week before the government scrapped special status to Jammu and Kashmir under Article 370 and divided the state into two Union Territories.
The Indian Army has been on high alert along the LoC amid reports that Pakistan has been trying to push terrorists inside Indian territory, after the centre’s move on Jammu and Kashmir. According to reports, around 400-500 well-trained terrorists are waiting at terror launch pads to sneak into the Valley as part of Pakistan’s design to trigger unrest in the Valley.
The abrogation of Article 370 has rattled Pakistan, which has since stepped up its efforts to create unrest in Jammu Kashmir. The security forces on September 23 (Monday) recovered 40 kgs of explosives from Jammu and Kashmir’s Kathua region, averting a major possible terror attack.
Within 15 hours of the announcement made by Home Minister Amit Shah of scrapping the archaic Article 370, the Indian Armed Forces manning the volatile and infiltration prone Line of Control along Jammu had thwarted a major infiltration bid in the Macchal sector.
According to the Indian Army Sources, 5 to 6 terrorists had sneaked in 500 metres into the Indian side before the patrolling team spotted and engaged them. In the ensuing encounter, the Indian Army personnel succeeded in foiling their infiltration attempt while one soldier sustained injuries and was subsequently evacuated.
Moreover, a day prior to India’ historic decision, another infiltration bid was foiled by the army where Pakistani BAT personnel with some terrorists had tried to enter India at the Keran sector. India had offered Pakistan to take the bodies of their soldiers back but Pakistan did not give any response.