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Five militants killed as Army foils infiltration bid in Kupwara

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    Five militants killed as Army foils infiltration bid in Kupwara
    http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/five-militants-killed-as-army-foils-infiltration-bid-in-kupwara/article23997185.ece?homepage=true
    Srinagar:, May 26, 2018 09:38 IST
    Updated: May 26, 2018 18:56 IST


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    In this file photo, Army personnel stand guard at Halmatpora in Kupwara district of North Kashmir. (Image for representation purpose only) | Photo Credit: PTI

    http://www.thehindu.com/news/nation...-in-kupwara/article23997185.ece?homepage=true

    The Army operation is on, says defence official.

    At least five militants were killed on May 26 as Army foiled an infiltration bid along the Line of Control in North Kashmir’s Kupwara district, a defence official said.

    Srinagar-based defence spokesperson Col. Rajesh Kalia said the infiltration bid was foiled in the Tangdhar sector.

    He said five militants were killed while attempting to infiltrate into this side of the LoC.

    The Army operation is in progress, the official said.

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    https://www.hindustantimes.com/indi...in-srinagar/story-tQ4urEsqV6WwWwNUechMRJ.html
    19 CRPF personnel injured in accident in Srinagar
    One of the CRPF personnel is critical as he has received injury in the spinal cord and is being shifted to New Delhi for specialised treatment.
    india Updated: May 27, 2018 11:26 IST
    Press Trust of India, Srinagar
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    A CRPF vehicle turned turtle after its driver lost control near the Bemina headquarter of the paramilitary force. (ANI Photo/Twitter)


    19 CRPF personnel were injured early on Sunday morning when their vehicle met with an accident in Srinagar, police said.

    A CRPF vehicle turned turtle after its driver lost control near the Bemina headquarter of the paramilitary force, a police official said.

    He said 21 personnel were on board the vehicle which was part of a three-vehicle convoy.

    “19 CRPF personnel have received injuries. The injured were taken to JVC Hospital nearby where from seven of them were shifted to the Army’s Base Hospital here. One of the CRPF personnel is critical as he has received injury in the spinal cord and is being shifted to New Delhi for specialised treatment,” the official said.

    He said the incident took place around 5 am.

    Further details are awaited, the official said.

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    http://www.thehindu.com/news/nation...d-in-ied-blast-in-shopian/article24011607.ece
    Srinagar, May 28, 2018 13:05 IST
    Updated: May 28, 2018 13:05 IST
    Three soldiers were injured in an improvised explosive device (IED) blast triggered by militants in Shopian district of Jammu and Kashmir, officials said.

    A Casper vehicle of the 44 Rashtriya Rifles was damaged in an IED blast triggered by militants in Zainapora area of Shopian district, an Army official said.

    The official said three soldiers sustained injuries in the blast.

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    https://www.hindustantimes.com/indi...to-loc-army/story-gt1Dehd1v3FOXLk8SA3ivK.html

    Militants waiting near launching pads close to LoC: Army
    The Army officer said they have strong intelligence inputs that many infiltrators are waiting at launching pads close to the LoC
    pdated: May 27, 2018 22:04 IST
    Hindustan Times, Srinagar
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    Army personnel display a huge cache of arms and ammunitions recovered from five militants ,who were killed during an encounter, at Tangdar near LoC in north Kashmir on Sunday. (PTI Photo)


    A day after the killing of five infiltrators on the Line of Control (LoC) in north Kashmir’s Tangdhar sector, the Indian Army said that several groups of militants are waiting at launching pads to sneak into the Valley.

    The army also claimed that the latest weaponry was recovered from infiltrators and infiltration took place close to a Pakistani post.

    On Saturday, the army killed five militants believed to be foreigners who had sneaked into the Valley after cutting barbed-wire fencing along the LoC in Tangdhar sector of Kupwara.

    “We had credible inputs about the infiltration. We detected their movement on May 24 on the icy peaks. An ambush was laid at several places and the infiltrators walked into it. When they were challenged, they retaliated and started a gun fight,’’ said Brigadier PK Mishra, commander of the Tangdhar Brigade. “The infiltrators divided into two groups and even tried to withdraw but alert troops foiled that attempt and all were killed.”

    Mishra said that five weapons and a lot of other arms and ammunition, with Pakistani markings on them, were recovered from the possession of infiltrators. “The infiltrators have not been identified but it seems that they are foreigners and the items recovered indicate that they are affiliated with the Pakistan military.’’

    The Army officer said they have strong intelligence inputs that many infiltrators are waiting at launching pads close to the LoC. “There are many groups of infiltrators who are waiting for an opportunity to infiltrate. This group even sneaked close to the Pakistani post,’’ he added.

    After this incident, the army has stepped up vigil along the LoC, especially in North Kashmir’s Kupwara sector. Last week, the army said that another infiltration bid was foiled in Keran sector and that infiltrators, after an exchange of fire, were forced to retreat into Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK).
     
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    The Union home ministry on Sunday claimed there has been “visible improvement” in the security scenario in the country since the Narendra Modi government assumed office four years ago.

    This was made possible due to sustained action against terrorists and negotiations with extremists groups which abide by the Constitution

    619 terrorists were neutralised in Jammu and Kashmir between 2014-17 in comparison to 471 killed between 2010-13.

    The incidents of violence and casualties of civilians and security personnel in the last four years in Jammu and Kashmir.

    201 security personnel and 72 civilians were killed in terrorist violence in J&K between 2015-17.

    there were 342 incidents of violence in J&K in 2017 alone in which 80 security personnel were killed.

    471 killed - 2010-13.
    619 terrorists were neutralised in Jammu and Kashmir - 2014-17

    1090 Pakistan militants are being killed by Indian Army from 2010-2017

    113 sympathisers of the dreaded terror group ISIS were arrested by the central and state agencies by working in tandem in last four years.

    201 security personnel and 72 civilians were killed in terrorist violence in J&K between 2015-17.

    12 people were chargesheeted by the NIA in connection with terror-funding cases in J&K, it said.


    The ISIS were declared terrorist organisations and Mumbai-based NGO Islamic Research Foundation (IRF) has declared that any an unlawful association with ISIS is Anti Nation and Anti Religion.

    The ministry claimed the backbone of the Indian Mujahideen has been broken with courts awarding capital punishment to five operatives of the outfit who were convicted for carrying out blasts in Dilsukhnagar, Hyderabad in 2013.
     
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    May 28, 2018 17:39 IST
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    On Monday, militants triggered an IED blast in Shopian district of Jammu and Kashmir, targeting an Army vehicle. A Casper vehicle of the 44 Rashtriya Rifles was damaged in the blast triggered by militants in Zainapora area of Shopian district, an Army official said. (Waseem Andrabi / HT File)

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    A soldier was killed and three others injured in two separate militant attacks on the army in south Kashmir’s Pulwama and Shopian districts in the last 24 hours. This is the first army casualty after the government announced to halt operations against militants during Ramzan.

    A civilian was also killed in the exchange of firing between militants and forces.

    In neighbouring Shopian district, militants triggered an Improvised Electronic Device (IED) close to army’s CASPER – Mine Protected Vehicle (MPV). In the attack, three armymen including an officer, sustained injuries. The CASPER vehicle also got damaged. After the attack, army and the police launched a search operation in the area to track the militants, but couldn’t trace the attackers.

    “Militants had planted an IED near the water tank on Turkwangam road near Zainpora and triggered the explosion when an army vehicle was passing through the area. The vehicle suffered the damages due to the blast and the three jawans inside the vehicle were also injured,’’ a police spokesman said.
     
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    Militants loot Rs 1.7 lakh from bank in J-K, take away guard’s rifle
    Police said the gunmen snatched the 12-bore rifle of the bank’s private security guard before fleeing the place.
    india Updated: May 28, 2018 17:13 IST
    Press Trust of India, Srinagar
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    Security personnel in Bijbehara in Anantnag district of South Kashmir.(PTI File Photo)

    https://www.hindustantimes.com/indi...ard-s-rifle/story-nwwTldTAfm7A4SoOL45yGO.html

    Two militants looted Rs 1.7 lakh in cash from a bank and took away a 12-bore rifle from its guard in Anantnag district of Jammu and Kashmir on Monday, police said.

    The armed militants barged into the Jammu and Kashmir Bank branch at Srigufwara in Anantnag district this afternoon and looted Rs 1.72 lakh at gunpoint, a police official said.

    He said the gunmen also snatched the 12-bore rifle of the bank’s private security guard before fleeing the place.


    Police have issued screen grabs from CCTV cameras showing the two militants and asked general public to help identify them.
     
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    The Army displays on Sunday the arms and ammunition recovered from the slain militants in Tangdhar sector. Tribune photo

    http://www.tribuneindia.com/news/jammu-kashmir/5-slain-ultras-were-backed-by-pak-army/595968.html

    The recovery of war-like stores from the five slain militants was indicative of active aiding and abetting of terrorism by Pakistan as a lot of modern weaponry, including an under-barrel grenade launcher, and food items bore Pakistan markings, the Army officer said.

    “The slain militants were heavily armed and equipped with modern weaponry. The recovery of weapons and ammunition from them apparently indicate the role of Pakistan in aiding and abetting terrorism in Kashmir,” Brigadier PK Mishra, who heads the Army’s 104 Brigade in Tangdhar, told reporters on Sunday.

    “Also, through surveillance devices, the movement of infiltrating militants was detected from a close range to the Pakistani army. In other words, the Pakistani army was seen backing the infiltrating militants to cross through the icy and snowbound heights into the Indian territory on Thursday. Based on this vital observation, we re-deployed some of our interception detachments to trap the militants,” he added.

    Giving details about the operation, the Army officer said during the intervening night of Friday and Saturday, a group of five militants finally walked into interception deaths and ambushes, which had been placed firmly.

    “They were challenged but they retaliated with a heavy volume of gunfire and were engaged by the troops. They tried to withdraw and break the contact but the troops and their commanders on the ground kept them engaged in the gunfight. The terrorists split into two groups to prolong the gunfight but they were neutralised after a fierce and an hours-long gun battle,” the Army officer said.

    The troops and their officers showed a great amount of tactical acumen and succeeded in foiling the infiltration of the heavily armed group of militants equipped with modern weaponry, which is indeed credible, the officer said.

    To a question, the Army officer said intelligence agencies did suggest that a lot of militant groups were desperately trying to sneak into the Indian side.

    “We expect more such bids in future. We are exercising maximum restraint in the wake of Ramzan and ceasefire, which has been promulgated by the government,” he said.

    “While we are respecting the ceasefire, Pakistan obviously does not intend to do so. The troops are vigilant and always ready to negate any such attempt,” he added.
     
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    Ministry of Defence
    29-May, 2018 20:40 IST
    DGMO Level Talks on Hotline for Ceasefire Implementation

    The existing Hotline mechanism was initiated by Pakistan’s DGMO at 1800 hours (IST). Both the DGsMO reviewed the prevailing situation along the Line of Control and International Border in J&K. Indian Army DGMO agreed with the proposal to undertake sincere measures to improve the existing situation to ensure peace and avoidance of hardships to the civilians along the borders.

    Both the DGsMO agreed to fully implement the Ceasefire Understanding of 2003 in letter and spirit forthwith and to ensure that henceforth, the Ceasefire will not be violated by both sides. It was also mutually agreed that in case of any issue, restraint will be exercised and the matter will be resolved through utilisation of existing mechanisms of Hotline Contacts and Border Flag Meetings at Local Commanders’ Level.

    http://www.thehindu.com/news/nation...mitment-to-2003-ceasefire/article24026447.ece
    NEW DELHI, May 29, 2018 20:55 IST
    Updated: May 29, 2018 20:55 IST

    Director General of Military Operations (DGMOs) of India and Pakistan on Tuesday agreed to “fully implement” the ceasefire pact of 2003 in “letter and spirit” forthwith to stop cross border firings in Jammu and Kashmir.

    This was agreed during a hotline conversation between the two countries in the backdrop of increasing Cease-Fire Violations (CFV) along the Line of Control (LoC) which has resulted in the deads of soldiers on both sides.

    “Both the DGMOs agreed to fully implement the ceasefire understanding of 2003 in letter and spirit forthwith and to ensure that henceforth the Ceasefire will not be violated by both sides and the dead bodies of the soldiers will b swapped,” the Army said in a statement.

    The statement added that the existing hotline mechanism was initiated by Pakistan’s DGMO Maj Gen Sahir Jamshed Mirza at 1800 hours Indian time and both sides reviewza at 1800 hours Indian time and both sides reviewed the prevailing situation along the LoC and International Border in Jammu and Kashmir.

    Indian Army DGMO Lt Gen AK Chauhan agreed with the proposal to undertake sincere measures to improve the existing situation to ensure peace and avoidance of hardships to the civilians along the borders, the Army stated.

    The two sides also agreed that incase of any issue, restraint will be exercised and the matter “will be resolved through utilisation of existing mechanisms of hotline contacts and border flag meetings at local commanders’ level.”


    Interestingly, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) of Pakistan too issued a similarly worded statement.

    Thions (CFV) along the LoC this year which has touched a record high. There were 880 CFVs in the first four and half months of this year compared to 850 CFVs for the entire last year.

    The last conversation at the DGMO level was held on April 27. As per existing mechanism, there is a weekly discussion by officials from the Military Operations directorate every Tuesday but the DGMOs speak when one side requests a conversation.

     
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    Updated: May 29, 2018 20:55 IST

    Director General of Military Operations (DGMOs) of India and Pakistan on Tuesday agreed to “fully implement” the ceasefire pact of 2003 in “letter and spirit” forthwith to stop cross border firings in Jammu and Kashmir.

    This was agreed during a hotline conversation between the two countries in the backdrop of increasing Cease-Fire Violations (CFV) along the Line of Control (LoC) which has resulted in the deads of soldiers on both sides.

    “Both the DGMOs agreed to fully implement the ceasefire understanding of 2003 in letter and spirit forthwith and to ensure that henceforth the Ceasefire will not be violated by both sides and the dead bodies of the soldiers will b swapped,” the Army said in a statement.


    Srinagar, May 30, 2018 21:52 IST
    Updated: May 30, 2018 21:52 IST
    Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti welcomed the agreement between the Director Generals of Military Operations (DGMO) of India and Pakistan. “I wholeheartedly welcome the reiteration of the commitment to the ceasefire on the border by both DGMOs. This brings great relief to the people residing in the vicinity [of the border]. Peace on our borders is the first essential step to a larger understanding and I truly hope it sustains,” she said.



    South Kashmir’s Pulwama on Wednesday Indian Military forensic team digged the grave of Pakistan based ‘commander’. Locals of Pulwama’s Drabgam held a sit-in outside the Tehsil headquarters over the incident.

    Pakistan based ‘commander’ was killed along with an associate on April 30 in Drubgam in an encounter.

    Separatists’ forum Joint Resistance Leadership, comprising Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Yasin Malik, called for a shutdown on June 2 over such “growing incidents” of inflitration by Pakistan Based militants.


    April 30 2018


    Two Army men, including a major, were injured in the gunfight between militants and security forces in Drubgam village of Pulwama, officials said.

    The two militants were trapped in the area, the officials added.

    Security forces launched a cordon and search operation in Drabgam area after receiving information about the presence of two to three militants in the area, a police official said.

    As the security forces were closing in, the militants opened indiscriminate fire on them, the official said.

    The civilian was killed when security forces were trying to chase away a stone-pelting mob from the house where the Pakistan based militants were hiding, they said.

    About an hour later, the first militant, identified as Aaquib Mushtaq was killed. He was a local resident belonging to Pulwama's Rajpora area.


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    The civilian killed in the clashes was identified as Shahid Ahmad Dar, they said, adding that the circumstances in which the 25-year-old youth was killed are being ascertained. With Agencies

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