Srinagar: A Pakistani militant belonging to the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) was captured alive and one other killed throughout an anti-infiltration operation alongside the Line of Management (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir’s Uri sector, the Indian Military on Tuesday mentioned.
Three Indian troopers sustained accidents within the anti-infiltration operation.
Main Basic Virender Vats, Basic officer commanding (GOC), 19 Infantry Division, mentioned the operation was launched on September 18 after the Military seen suspicious motion alongside the LoC.
“The 4 terrorists, who had been on the opposite facet, took benefit of the dense foliage and retreated again into PoK. The remaining two sneaked in,” Main Basic Vats instructed reporters at a briefing in Baramulla district.
“One of many infiltrators was killed within the encounter on the morning of twenty sixth whereas one other one pleaded that his life be spared. As is the ethos of the Indian Military, after taking due precautions, he was taken into custody alive,” he added, PTI reported.
The apprehended Pakistani militant has given his identification as 19-year-old Ali Babar Parra, a resident of Okara district in Pakistan’s Punjab province.
Main Basic Vats mentioned he has admitted to be a member or Lashkar-e-Taiba and was skilled in Muzaffarabad.
He added that the apprehended Pakistani militant has revealed that he was skilled for 3 weeks at Khyber camp, Ghadiwala, in Muzaffarabad earlier in 2019.
Main Basic Vats mentioned that he was recalled this yr for some necessary activity and was instructed by his handlers that he has to do drop provides at Pattan.
However once we went by means of the recoveries and modus operandi, it reveals that that they had come right here for some sort of a strike which went past the drop of provides, he added.
Main Basic Vats mentioned the infiltration try was made alongside the Salamabad Nala, which was the identical route used for the 2016 suicide assault on the Uri garrison.
“The infiltrating column was supported by the Pakistani facet with three porters bringing provides until the LoC,” he added.
Stating the motion of such massive variety of folks can not happen with out energetic complicity of the Pakistan Military deployed on the opposite facet, Main Basic Vats additional mentioned there was an elevated motion on the launch pad throughout the LoC.
“This reveals the desperation of Pakistan that after they see peace in Kashmir, they ship in terrorists to disturb peace by sensational strike,” Main Basic Vats mentioned.
“Seven terrorists have been neutralised in as many days whereas one has been nabbed alive,” he added.