Kashmir: Army Put On High Alert Amid Reports Of Possible BAT Action, Infiltration Across LoC

The Army has been put on high alert amid fresh ceasefire violation and a possible BAT action in Tanghdar sector along the Line of Control (LoC) in north Kashmirs Kupwara district on Wednesday.

Army sources told India Today that at about 3.40pm today, a fresh ceasefire violation took place where the Pakistan Army attacked with small arms including 82MM mortar at Jall and Ghasala areas.

The intermittent exchange of fire was going on till late in the evening”, said sources.

They said that additional reinforcement was rushed along the border amid alert in wake of possible infiltration by the militants and BAT action.

A senior army officer while confirming the incident said that the jawans manning the fence responded to Pakistan provocations with vigour.

Two army personnel of Pakistani side were killed in the retaliatory action, the officer claimed.

Meanwhile, army 28 DIV in a statement said that the troopers along the LoC are strictly maintaining the vigil.

Our troops along the Line of Control in north Kashmir continue their strict vigil to foil any nefarious design of infiltration by Pak forces to support their proxy war and foment trouble in Kashmir, the statement said.

Referring to the yesterdays attack on BSF post in Tanghdar where one jawan lost his life, the statement said that such needless and uncalled for escalation by Pak army will aggravate tension across the LoC and will be met with more than adequate response.

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