A NINE-day long operation against infiltrators has finally come to an end as the army has claimed to have foiled a major intruding attempt along the Line of Control (LoC0 in Uri sector of North Kashmir’s Baramulla district.
Briefing on the operation, Indian Army’s GOC 19 Infantry Division Major General Virendra Vats said that there was a lot of movement on the launch pad along LoC and its a clear bid and desperation on the part of Pakistan to create sensation strike in Kashmir Valley.
Top brass of the army straightaway claimed that forces have carried out a successful anti-militancy operation in a period of nine days in Uri.
As a result, seven militants of Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) were eliminated and one Pak-based militant was captured alive in a neat and clean operation.
GOC 14 Infantry added that on September 18, alert troops detected some suspicious movement, post which an encounter broke out by the infiltrators and more reinforcement was mobiliser.
“It was a group of 6 Intruders while two of them managed to sneak into Indian side rest four others went back, taking advantage of darkness. Two heavily armed militants who were in the process of crossing the fence, they sneaked down this side and once we realized all this, additional forces were mobilized but given that the civilian population maximum restrain was exercised to avoid any collateral damage during the operation. All this happened the night of 18th,” Major General Virendra Vats told Journalists in a News Conference in Uri.
He also said that Ali Babar Patra age 19, son of Dipalpur district Okara of Punjab Pakistan was caught alive, adding the apprehended infiltrator has admitted that he was the member of LeT and was trained by the outfit.
Ali Babe underwent three-weeks course in 2019 at Khyber camp in Muzaffarabad. Subsequently after training, he was sent home and thereafter he was recalled for some important task this year.
GOC informed the media that forces have recovered major cache of arms and ammunition that include 7 AK series rifles, 9 pistols and revolvers and more than 80 different kinds of grenades and some Pakistani and Indian currency.