File photo for representation.

File photograph for representation.
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Two closely armed infiltrators killed in north Kashmir’s Kupwara

The Navy on Saturday killed two armed infiltrators along the Line of Retain a watch on (LoC) in north Kashmir’s Kupwara and warned that Pakistan used to be “trying onerous to push extra and extra militants into the Valley in an are trying to instigate of us”.

“Two closely armed militants were killed in Nowgam sector [in Kupwara], owing to the swift and relevant response by our alert troops on the ground. These militants had worn the route via Pakistan Navy posts, which clearly indicates that Pakistan is pushing militants into India,” Widespread Officer Commanding (GOC) of the Navy’s Baramulla-essentially based mostly 19 Infantry Division Main Widespread Virender Vats told newshounds all via an interplay in the district.

The infiltrators, the Navy officer said, were making an are trying to diminish the anti-infiltration fence and were sporting strive in opposition to fatigues. “Two AK-47 rifles, 350 rounds and some digital switches were spotted on the accumulate site. Besides to the food and medicines, round ₹1.5 lakh in Indian and Pakistani foreign money were moreover recovered. A search operation is serene underway to sanitise the location,” Main Widespread Vats said.

The Navy did not rule out the probability of the militants being on a suicide attack mission in the Valley.

The counter-infiltration grid in Jammu and Kashmir used to be “recognizing same infiltration attempts in the Rajouri and Kupwara sectors in the contemporary past”, the GOC added.

‘Launchpads occupied’

“Pakistan is making an are trying onerous to push extra and extra militants into the Valley, in an are trying to instigate the of us, which they’ve didn’t enact for lengthy now. Launchpads all over the LoC are completely occupied by militants and round 250 to 300 militants are prepared to infiltrate,” the GOC said.

Unlike south Kashmir, the GOC said, militancy and their narratives were largely “discarded by the of us and possess not received any form of traction in north Kashmir”.