In the latest round of violence witnessed over the Line of Control (LOC) between India and Pakistan, two Pakistan-based terrorists have been gunned down by the Indian security forces on Thursday, NDTV said in a news report quoting a defence spokesperson. Two Indian soldiers have been killed in action during this operation against terrorists. The encounter marks the second instance of the ceasefire agreement over the India-Pakistan border breaking down.
The spokesperson told NDTV that the terrorists were spotted in the Dadal forest area of the Sundarbani sector by a search patrol team. On being challenged, the Pakistani terrorists opened fire and threw grenades leading to an encounter in which the two terrorists were neutralized. A detailed search is currently ongoing in the area, the spokesperson added. A search operation had been launched in the area on June 29 as well after inputs of terrorist movements were received.
The two soldiers killed in action are- Nb Sub Sreejith M and Sep Maruprolu Jaswanth Reddy. Two AK-47 rifles and some heavy ammunition were recovered from the terrorists, according to The Times of India.
The security forces in the UT of Jammu and Kashmir have been on their toes ever since an Indian Air Force base in Jammu was attacked by two drones on June 27. Two air force personnel had received minor injuries during the attack in which improvised explosive devices (IED’s) were dropped.
It may be recalled that a ceasefire agreement had been brokered by the Director Generals of Military Operations (DGMO’s) of the Indian and Pakistan Army in February 2021, which maintained peace at the border for about five months till yesterday. On Wednesday, the security forces killed a terrorist over the LOC belonging to the terror group Hizbul Mujahideen. The ceasefire violation in addition to reports of a drone being sighted at the Indian High Commission office in Islamabad has soured relations between India and Pakistan.