Elite Para-toppers of the Indian Army have been airdropped in the Gangbal forest areas of Ganderbal district in central Kashmir to hunt down hidden militants who reportedly infiltrated from Pakistan. Earlier, two suspected terrorists were killed which led the Indian Army to launch a massive man-hunt in the jungles of Kashmir.
“The choppers were pressed into the service and Para-commandos airdropped after the militants were besieged,” said SSP Poswal. “It was not possible to send the reinforcement on time otherwise,” he said.
The Para-toppers of the Indian Army spread were quickly mobilized after forces suspectec the presence of large terror groups who have infiltrated from the LoC.
“Two militants got killed in sequel operations after contact was established around 9 pm on September 27,” Ganderbal SSP Khalil Poswal told News18, adding that this is the first encounter in the district since 2014. One militant, he said, was killed on the same night and another was killed on the third day.
This is one of the biggest anti-militancy operation launched in the Kashmir Valley after New Delhi revoked the special status of Jammu and Kashmir.
Indian Army Buying One Million Mines
The Indian Army is aggressively checking infiltration attempts and plans to acquire one million anti-personnel mines in the border area to prevent infiltration.
In what could be the Indian Army’s biggest order till date, private firms have been invited to participate in the bidding process for a contract of over one million anti-personnel mines, according to reports. Surprisingly, it is only the private companies who are being asked to bid.
Anti-personnel mines are used regularly along the Line-of-Control (LoC) to hinder infiltration attempts by terrorists who sneak-in to create unrest in Jammu and Kashmir. The LoC remains the world’s most mined zone after the Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) dividing North and South Korea.