India Army Kills One Terrorist In J&K’s Poonch District
In the fierce firefight that broke out between Indian Army troops and terrorists in the Poonch district of Kashmir today morning, a terrorist was killed.
As stated in the Press Release by the Defence Wing of the Government of India, the terrorists tried to infiltrate on Indian soil however their movements were detected by effective use of the integrated surveillance grid. The body of the slain terrorists has been recovered with an AK-47 rifle.
Jammu-based Defence Public Relation Officer Lt Col Devender Anand said that an operation is still in progress in the area. Terrorists from across the Line of Control made an attempt to infiltrate the Poonch, however, Army troops that were deployed in the area detected the infiltration bid by surveillance grid to capture the enemy.
Inspector-General of Police, Kashmir, Vijay Kumar disclosed that one of the slain ultras has been identified as Wakeel Shah. He is one of the terrorists included in the recently released list of top 10 terrorists wanted by the police. He was involved in the killing of BJP leader Rakesh Pandita. It is a huge success for India to get him.
Raksha Rajya Mantri expressed his appreciation for the Indian Army while interacting with the troops. He further reinforced the need to be prepared to meet the emerging security challenges effectively.
The defence spokesman said the Minister was briefed on the efforts of the army to identify and target “the overground workers’ network involved in radicalisation and recruitment of youth into terrorist ranks.” He said efforts to prevent local recruitment and facilitate the surrender of local militants were also discussed.