Jammu (NVI): In a big success to the security forces, a terror hideout was busted in remote forest area of Saldhar in Reasi district of Jammu and Kashmir today, as the Indian Army and J&K Police recovered a huge cache of arms and ammunition including a RPG launcher.
“Indian Army and JKP in their ongoing relentless tempo of operations against Pakistan sponsored terrorism in Jammu and Kashmir today evening recovered a big cache of weapons and stores in the hinterlands of Reasi district of Jammu region,” the Defence Wing of PIB said in a statement.
The development also comes on a day when the nation is observing the second anniversary of air strikes at a terror camp in Pakistan’s Balakot.
The cache of arms and ammunition recovered includes 1 AK-47 Assault Rifle, 1 RPG launcher, 16 UBGL grenades, 4 Chinese grenades and 2 radio sets.
“Recovery of these weapons including a RPG Launcher has led to successfully thwarting of any future terrorist attacks in Jammu Region,” the Defence Wing said.
“On 26 Feb, input was received from reliable source regarding suspicious activity in the remote dense jungle of Rusuwali in Saldhar area in Reasi Distt. These warlike stores were in a well concealed hideout in remote uninhabited forests of Rusuwali in South of Pir Panjal Ranges,” read the official statement.
The joint operation between Indian Army and JKP enabled by local intelligence units led to successfully unearth this huge cache of weapons and war like stores, it said.
The Defence Wing further said that this successful operation has defeated yet another attempt by Pakistan based terrorists to destabilise the established peace process in Jammu Region. “This has been possible with encouraging and wholehearted contribution by of AWAM of Jammu Region who have embraced peace and development South of Pir Panjal Ranges,” it added.
“Deep roots of democracy is spreading prosperity across the entire spectrum of the society with remote areas becoming aspirational and seeking development while debunking violence and terrorism in society,” it said.
“In past few months, due to close coordination and synergy between Indian Army, JKP and intelligence agencies has led to several successful unearthing of war like stores and broken network of agents and Over Ground Workers sponsored by Pakistan to support terrorists network in Reasi Distt,” the statement added.