Army foiled first infiltration bid across LoC since ceasefire; one terrorist killed: Centre

The Centre on Wednesday said that the first infiltration attempt made by Pakistani terrorists across the Line of Control since a ceasefire came into effect in February was successfully foiled. It added that the Army exchanged fire with the infiltrators, after which the body of a terrorist was recovered and a cache of arms found.

The Defence Wing of the PIB in a press release stated that in the early hours of Wednesday, a group of Pakistani terrorists made an attempt to infiltrate across the Line of Control in the Naoshera Sector in Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir.

“Alert Army troops thwarted the infiltration bid by suitably employing an integrated surveillance grid along with domination by fire, and engaging the terrorists in a fierce firefight in which one terrorist was neutralised and his body has been recovered,” the statement said.

It added, “Also, war like stores including an AK 47 rifle, four magazines of AK 47 with ammuniton and two hand grenades have been recovered from the terrorist. This action by alert Army troops displays resolve of Indian Army to thwart any misadventure on the Line of Control.”

After one of the most active years on the Line of Control, with over 4,600 instances of ceasefire violations by Pakistan recorded in 2020, India and Pakistan issued a joint statement in February to strictly observe all agreements on ceasefire along the LoC and other sectors, and to address “each other’s core issues and concerns”. It…

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