Tribune News Service
New Delhi, October 16
Two days after two Indian Army troops were killed in an operation against terrorists, their bodies have been recovered.
In the past one week the Army has lost nine men, including the two in the latest incident along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir.
The Indian Army said Subedar Ajay Singh and Naik Harendra Singh of Indian Army were killed in action during search operations being conducted by the Indian Army along with Jammu and Kashmir Police in densely forested area of Nar Khas forest in Mendhar, Poonch district (J-K).
Subedar Ajay Singh and Naik Harendra Singh were part of search operations launched by the security forces to flush out terrorists hiding in the forested area. On October 14, after a fierce firefight with terrorists, the communication links with Subedar Ajay Singh and Naik Harendra Singh were disrupted.
Relentless operations continued to neutralise the terrorists and to re-establish communication with the soldiers. Subedar Ajay Singh and Naik Harendra Singh were killed in action in the fierce fight and their bodies have been recovered in the evening on Saturday. The operations in the area are continuing, the Jammu based spokesperson of the Ministry of Defence said.
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