Srinagar : Personnel of Indian Army began a high powered hunt for militants after the gunfire that took place in Tangdhar sector. Army began massive combing of the area and launched a massive operation in Jammu and Kashmir’s Tangdhar sector in search of suspected militants after gunfire ringed out of the area in the early hours of Wednesday.
Reports revealed about a terrorist attack at an army post near the line of control. Earlier, a week ago, an encounter between the army and militants had resulted in gunning down and injuring few army men, out of which one personnel, a colonel had succumbed to the fire and died. Along with him, two soldiers had got severely injured but sustained serious injuries in an encounter with terrorists in Kupwara district — of which Tangdhar sector is a part.
Rise in infiltration attempts have been recorded continuously across the region of Jammu and Kashmir. Out of these 70 infiltration bids last year, many of the efforts had been failed by Indian forces and during all these infiltration attempts, around 65 terrorists managed to sneak in while 136 were pushed back. Similarly, in the calendar year of 2013, there were 91 bids by 280 terrorists, out of which a total of 97 militants were able to slip past the army’s three-tiered counter-infiltration grid.
The state of Jammu and Kashmir has been witnessing disturbance at the borders time and again. However, the recent increased number of violence and encounters are seen as a backlash after the sharp downturn in relations between India and Pakistan took place, following the cancellation of talks between the national security advisers in August.Although India had been insisting that Pakistan should address the issue of terrorism and facilitate resumption of bilateral talks.Pakistan on the other side has been making attempts to talk about India-Pak relations in every international platform possible, rather than trying to solve it directly with the neighbor country.