Srinagar: Two Indian Air Force Garuds, part of a joint security team were martyred in a gunfight during Combined Cordon and Search Operation today in Hajin Village of Bandipora district, Kashmir. The Garuds, Sergeant Khairnar Milind Kishor and Corporal Nilesh Kumar Nayan, were operating with the Army.
On the night of 10 October 2017, an Intelligence report was received by Army, which conveyed that about 6 terrorists were hiding in a house in Hajin village.
when a joint team laid a cordon around the house today at 4 a.m., the terrorists ran out of the house lobbing grenades and firing indiscriminately towards the cordon party. When two of the terrorists, who were firing indiscriminately, were challenged and killed by the Garuds. In the intense operation Sergeant Khairnar Milind Kishor and Corporal Nilesh Kumar Nayan of the IAF sustained serious multiple bullet injuries and were evacuated to Base Hospital, Srinagar where they succumbed to the injuries and were martyred.