Army launches major anti-infiltration operation, five troops injured

Srinagar: The Army has launched a major anti-infiltration operation against militants and suspected Pakistan special troops holed up in an area in Keran sector along Line of Control in which five Indian soldiers have been
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PTI 02 Oct 2013, 06:50 PM IST
Srinagar: The Army has launched a major anti-infiltration operation against militants and suspected Pakistan special troops holed up in an area in Keran sector along Line of Control in which five Indian soldiers have been injured.





“We are in total control of the operation which was launched on September 24. The reports of our posts being captured by the infiltrators are absurd,” General Officer Commanding of the Army's 15 Corps Lt General Gurmit Singh told reporters here today.

“From the operation that is going on till now and the strength (of infiltrators) and the multiple points they attempted (to infiltrate), give the indication that definitely there were some special troops. This is quite different from the trend we have seen in the earlier infiltration attempts,” he said.

Five soldiers have been injured in the operation that entered the ninth day today, Lt Gen Singh said.  “All the injured soldiers have been hospitalised and are stable,” he said.

Lt Gen Singh refused give details of the operation, saying it could compromise the effectiveness and strategy used by the Army against the infiltrators holed up in the area.

 
   
 

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