Three terrorists have been killed in an encounter between the Indian Army, Central Reserve Police Force, police and militants in Gudder area of Kulgam in Jammu and Kashmir. Operation is still going on as per ANI reports. Earlier, 4 terrorists were killed in an encounter between militants and security forces in Gudder area of Kulgam. The encounter started on Sunday when the militants opened fire on the patrolling party of the security forces. Jammu and Kashmir Police, CRPF and Army immediately took the front and surrounded the terrorists. So far 23 terrorists have been killed in the lockdown in the valley. On Friday itself, the officials had informed that in the year 2020, more than 50 terrorists have been killed by the security forces.
In Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK), about 300 militants have crossed the Line of Control and are ready to infiltrate the Kashmir Valley. At the same time, the Indian Army is taking prompt steps to stop this. To prevent this, the Indian Army is taking steps to further strengthen its anti-infiltration grid and counter-terrorism strategy. Lt. Gen. BS Raju, commander of Kashmir-based 15 Corps, has asked the military authorities to maintain adequate vigilance while patrolling along the Line of Control in the light of the Corona virus epidemic, as the possibility of infiltrators being infected with the disease is not ruled out.
J&K: Encounter underway b/w security forces&terrorists in Lowermunda, Kulgam; 3 terrorists are reportedly trapped, firing underway: CRPF
(The visual tweeted earlier was from Kulgam's Gudder area where 4 terrorists have been neutralised in an ongoing operation) pic.twitter.com/7RrxNQvP56
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Citing a report from Srinagar, officials in the national capital said that the Army’s Area Intelligence Unit has reported that around 300 militants from banned militant organizations — Hizbul Mujahideen and Lashkar-e-Taiba – are waiting for infiltrating the valley from across the border. He said that the Pakistani Army and its intelligence agency ISI have activated 16 launchpads along the Line of Control in the recent week. Some of these are also located on the inaccessible hills of Nowshera and Chamb from where terrorists are easily known for infiltrating into Gulmarg in North Kashmir.
The report said that Lieutenant General Raju is holding regular meetings with military officials to further intensify the Anti-Infiltration Grid (CIG) so that the terrorists have no chance of crossing the Line of Control. In the event of clashes and encounters along the Line of Control with the terrorists, the soldiers have been asked to take utmost care about the bodies as they may be infected with the corona virus, officials said.