- Title: Security forces foil infiltration bid by Pakistan in Indian Kashmir
- Date: 28th September 2021
- Summary: URI, JAMMU AND KASHMIR, INDIA (SEPTEMBER 28, 2021) (ANI - NO USE INDIA) VARIOUS OF RECOVERED ARMS AND AMMUNITION ON DISPLAY RECOVERED CLOTHES, BLANKETS, AND ITEMS ON DISPLAY VARIOUS OF RECOVERED ARMS AND AMMUNITION RECOVERED ITEMS RECOVERED ARMS AND AMMUNITION (SOUNDBITE) (English) GENERAL OFFICER COMMANDING, 19 INFANTRY DIVISION, MAJOR GENERAL VIRENDRA VATS, SAYING: "There has been a lot of movement in the launchpad across Line of Control. You would recall that their attempt, infiltration attempt has also been made on 18th (September) when three terrorists were neutralised in the neighbouring area. Now it shows the desperation of Pakistan when he (the country) sees that the peace and stability in Kashmir is something that is not to Pakistan's liking so there's desperation to send in terrorists to create disturbance and some kind of a sensational strike. In last seven days, seven terrorists (militants) have been neutralised and one terrorist (militants) has been apprehended and five of these neutralisations have taken place along the Line of Control." VATS AND ARMY OFFICIALS SEATED (SOUNDBITE) (English) GENERAL OFFICER COMMANDING, 19 INFANTRY DIVISION, MAJOR GENERAL VIRENDRA VATS, SAYING: "So, total recovery of these two operationsâ€¦major recoveries are 7-AK series weapons, nine pistols, and revolvers and total more than 80 grenades of various kinds and along with some Indian and Pakistani currencies." JAMMU, JAMMU, AND KASHMIR, INDIA (SEPTEMBER 28, 2021) (ANI - NO USE INDIA) VARIOUS OF RECOVERED ARMS AND AMMUNITIONS ON DISPLAY SECURITY OFFICIALS SHOWING RECOVERED GUNS RECOVERED ARMS, AMMUNITION, AND CASH VARIOUS OF SECURITY OFFICIAL SHOWING RECOVERED GUNS
- Embargoed: 12th October 2021 12:26
- Keywords: India Jammu Jammu and Kashmir Pakistan Uri ammunition arms infiltration bid militants security forces
- Location: URI, JAMMU, JAMMU AND KASHMIR, INDIA
- City: URI, JAMMU, JAMMU AND KASHMIR, INDIA
- Country: India
- Topics: Asia / Pacific,Conflicts/War/Peace
- Reuters ID: LVA001EWMV8SV
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text:The Indian Army foiled an infiltration bid by Pakistani militants in northern Uri town of Jammu and Kashmir region and recovered a huge cache of arms and ammunition from them, officials said on Tuesday (September 28).
The operation that lasted for around 10 days had commenced on the night of 18th and 19th September after a patrolling party saw a group of six militants crossing the border.
A firefight ensued between the militants and the patrolling party, forcing four militants to retreat towards the Pakistan side, while two militants sneaked into India. One was gunned down by security forces while the other surrendered.
"It shows the desperation of Pakistan when he sees that the peace and stability in Kashmir is something that is not to Pakistan's liking so there's desperation to send in terrorists to create a disturbance," said General Officer Commanding, 19 Infantry Division, Major General Virendra Vats.
In the last seven days, seven militants had been killed, and one had been apprehended and five of these neutralisations have taken place along the Line of Control, he added.
Meanwhile, a huge cache of arms, ammunition, and narcotics was also recovered by India's Border Security Force near the bordering Akhnoor area of the Jammu district.
Muslim-majority Kashmir has been the site of decades of hostility between nuclear arch-rivals India and Pakistan. Both countries claim it in full but rule it in part.
India accuses the Pakistan army of training and infiltrating militants into Kashmir to stir trouble in the valley. Pakistan denies the charge.
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