Srinagar: Army on Wednesday said that Pakistan was trying to disrupt peace and harmony in Kashmir “while putting on the facade of ceasefire.”
The statement came as the army along with police claimed to have foiled an infiltration attempt by killing a militant and fleeing back of his associate Sudpura area along Line of Control in Karnah Tehsil of Kupwara district.
“Indian Army along with JKP foiled a major infiltration attempt by (militants) along the LOC in Tangdhar Sector on the night of 25/26 Oct 22, thereby averting a major tragedy in the Kashmir Valley,” a defence ministry spokesperson based in Srinagar said in a statement.
He said based on specific information from JKP, “corroborated by other intelligence agencies” regarding infiltration of a group of LeT” militants through Forward Sudpura, a joint operation was launched by security forces.
“Alert troops on anti-infiltration grid intercepted two (militants) trying to infiltrate into own side in the forward area close to the Line of Control. At around 1:45 AM on 26 Oct 22, the infiltrating (militants) were fired upon, leading to elimination of (one of them).” However, he said, taking advantage of darkness, the other militant managed to flee back.
A search operation was launched in the morning resulting in recovery of one AK series rifle, two pistols and large quantity of ammunition and war-like stores. As per “agencies,” he said, the killed militant has been identified as Mohammed Shakur, aged 32 years, son of Yakub, belonging to Syedpura in Pak.
“A number of inputs pertaining to possible infiltration by a group of (militants) through Sudpura were received by the Security Forces. Based on the above inputs the area was kept under constant surveillance. Timely action and close coordination between Indian Army, JKP and other Intelligence agencies led to foiling of the infiltration attempt and potential threat to peace in hinterland,” he said, adding, “Continued engagements along the Line of Control are uncanny reminders of efforts by Pakistan to infuse (militancy) in Kashmir and disrupt peace and harmony while putting on the facade of ceasefire understanding.”
Youth in pak, he said, are being used as cannon fodder by “Pakistan state policy from the last three decades with a fruitless aim to constantly disrupt progress towards collective peace.” (GNS)