Five jawans have been killed in the exchange of fire with the terrorists who tried to cross over to the Indian territory in Keran sector of North Kashmir.
Snow has been falling in several areas including Kupwara in Kashmir over the past few days. Footprints of footwear were seen in the snow near the ‘Line of Control’. The army jawans understood that terrorists have infiltrated. Terrorists tried to infiltrate this area because most of the roads and borders were covered with ice at this time.
The jawans started searching for terrorists immediately. They were approaching to the terrorists that day. Five bags were recovered from there, but they could not find terrorists. They searched for two consecutive days on April 3 and April 4, but could not trace terrorists. In this situation paramilitary personnel were deployed there.
These jawans began searching for militants with the help of drones. On Sunday morning, due to a slight negligence in the search, a chunk of ice fell into the river below along with 5 jawans. The terrorists were sitting there a short distance away. They are suddenly confronted. After resuming their balance, the army jawans started firing with terrorists on point-blank range. The jawans finished the terrorists, but they were also martyred in this fight. Later, the army personnel recovered the bodies of the five men. It was not yet clear which group of militants they were.
The operation has been named by ‘Rondori Behak’. Name of the five jawans were also disclosed by Indian Army. They are Subedar Sanjeev Kumar, Sipai Bal Krishnan of Himachal Pradesh, Havildar Davendra Singh, Sipai Amit Kumar of Uttarakhand and Sipai Chhatrapal Singh of Rajasthan.