Army foils BAT action bid from Pak side along LoC in J&K’s Kupwara


Abid Bashir

Srinagar (NVI) The Indian Army today foiled an infiltration attempt by Pakistan’s Border Action Team (BAT) along the Line of Control (LoC) in Tangdhar area of north Kashmir’s Kuwpara district, defence officials said.

They said that early this morning, suspicious activity of three to four intruders was observed by the alert troops, close to the forward post along the LoC. “Timely action by alert troops averted the infiltration bid. Area surveillance and search is under progress,” Srinagar based Army’s Chinar Corps said in a tweet.

They said that the alert troops noticed the movement of at least four persons who were part of BAT who were heavily armed. “Either they wanted to sneak in or else they wanted to drop the weapons consignment to this side,” an army official posted in Tangdhar said.

He said that BAT action bid was foiled after a long time as Pakistan army has been regular resorting to ceasefire violations to push in militants into this side. “Alert troops laced with the latest gadgets noticed the suspicious movement in the wee hours today and accordingly foiled the same,” the army official said.

However, the Indian Army has foiled a number of infiltration bids along LoC this year. Army’s Srinagar-based 15 Corps Commander Lieutenant General BS Raju recently said that this year, only 30 infiltrators had managed to sneak into this side of LoC compared to 126 last year from January to October.

J&K Director General of Police (DGP) J&K Dilbag Singh had also recently said that 180 militants were killed this year so far that include over 80 foreign militants as well.