Pakistan violates truce in Rajouri

JAMMU: The Army has foiled a major infiltration bid in the Macchal sector of Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday, a second within a week’s time.

editorial@tribune.com

Tribune Reporters

Jammu, August 6

The Army has foiled a major infiltration bid in the Macchal sector of Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday, a second within a week’s time.

As many as five to six terrorists had sneaked into the Indian side at 2:30 am on Tuesday before the patrolling team spotted and engaged them. In the ensuing encounter, the Army personnel succeeded in foiling their infiltration attempt while one soldier sustained injuries and was subsequently evacuated, reports said.

On Saturday, another infiltration bid was foiled by the Army where Pakistani BAT personnel with some terrorists had tried to enter India in the Keran sector.

Meanwhile, Pakistani troops on Tuesday violated the ceasefire agreement on the Line of Control (LOC) in the Sunderbani sector of Rajouri by using small arms.

“The Pakistan troops used small arms shelling along with mortars in the Sundarbani sector, which the Army retaliated. Shelling started at 12:45 pm and continued for two hours.” a defence spokesperson said.

Meanwhile, in the backdrop of the prevailing situation in Jammu and Kashmir after the Central Government revoked the special status of J&K, the General Officer Commanding in Chief, Northern Command, Lt Gen Ranbir Singh chaired a meeting of the Core Group of Intelligence and Security agencies at Srinagar to review the operational readiness to meet any contingency that could adversely impact the security situation in J&K. He stated that the necessary security arrangements had been put in place for ensuring peace and security.

Top Stories

Army chopper crashes in Tamil Nadu; CDS Gen Rawat on board

CDS Gen Bipin Rawat, wife among 13 dead as IAF chopper crashes in Tamil Nadu

Lone survivor under treatment at Military Hospital in Wellin...

CDS Rawat chopper crash: Mi17V5 is advanced transport helicopter with IAF since 2012

CDS Rawat chopper crash: Mi17V5 is advanced transport helicopter with IAF since 2012

Manufactured by Russian Helicopters’ subsidiary Kazan, the h...

Received fresh proposal from govt, hopeful of resolution: Farmer leaders after SKM panel meeting

Consensus reached on govt’s fresh proposal, awaiting formal communication: SKM

Farmer leader Chaduni says no decision yet on calling off ag...

Congress to seek full-fledged discussion in Parliament on border situation, ties with neighbours: Sonia Gandhi at CPP meet

Congress to seek discussion in Parliament on border situation, Sonia Gandhi says at CPP meet

Says govt regret over Nagaland incident not enough, credible...

China’s aggressive intent visible in rapid enhancement of operational infrastructure: IAF chief

China’s aggressive intent visible in rapid enhancement of operational infrastructure: IAF chief

Says China’s ‘hegemonic and sometimes entrapping policies’ c...

Cities

View All