Srinagar, Jan 1:
Two Army soldiers were killed late Tuesday night in an encounter with militants
along the Line of Control in Nowshera sector of Rajouri district. The soldiers
were killed during a cordon and search operation.
same, Lt Colonel Devender Anand, a defence ministry spokesperson said that the
operation was still underway.
were intercepted in Khari Thrayat forest in the wee hours when they were trying
to sneak into India from Pakistan-administered Kashmir (PaK), a defence
intervening night of December 31 and January 1, a contact was established with
infiltrators in a forest in Naushera Sector.
armed militants retaliated and in the ensuing exchange of fire two soldiers of
the Indian Army were critically injured and later succumbed,” Army’s
Public Relations Officer (PRO) Lt Col Devender Anand said in a statement on
identified the deceased soldiers as Naik Sawant Sandip Raghunath (29) and
Rifleman Arjun Thapa Magar (25).
from Munde-Karhad village in Satara district of Maharashtra. He is survived by
his wife Smita Sawant.
belonged to Rip village in Gorkha district of Nepal. He is survived by his
Raghunath and Rifleman Magar were brave, highly motivated and sincere soldiers.
The nation will always remain indebted to them for the supreme sacrifice and
devotion to duty,” Lt Col Anand said.
the Army had launched a cordon and search operation following information about
movement of suspected terrorists.
have been rushed to the area and a massive operation is on to track down the
terrorists, they said.
security personnel had lost their lives in anti-terror operations in Jammu and
Kashmir in 2018, according to J-K Police. (With inputs from PTI)