Lt Gen Rajiv Ghai reviews operational preparedness at frontline unit near LoC
Oct 03, 2023
KUPWARA: Chinar Corps Commander Lt Gen Rajiv Ghai on Tuesday visited the frontline unit in the Machil sector near the line of control to review the counter-infiltration Grid and operational preparedness in Jammu and Kashmir's Kupwara district, Army's Chinar Corps said in a statement.
"ChinarCorps Cdr visited the frontline unit along the LoC in Machhal, Kupwara to review the Counter Infiltration Grid and Operational Preparedness and complimented them for the successful conduct of Op Gucchinar at Machhal on 29-30 September where two infiltrating terrorists were eliminated & large quantity of war-like stores recovered," China Corps posted on micro-blogging site, X.
This comes days after security forces gunned down two terrorists in an intelligence-based operation in the Machil sector.
Earlier in a statement on Saturday evening, The Army informed that two terrorists were killed as the Indian troops, in a joint operation with Jammu and Kashmir Police, foiled an infiltration attempt in the Machil sector of Kupwara district.
During a sweep of the area after the intelligence-based operation, the forces recovered the bodies of the two terrorists and two AK series rifles along with ammunition were also recovered from the scene, the Army informed further.
According to the release, inputs were received from Jammu and Kashmir Police, the Indian Army and different intelligence agencies about infiltration attempts by a group of 2-4 terrorists in the Macchal sector in Kupwara.
"A Joint Operation was launched by the Indian Army and JKP in General Area Gucchi Nar in Machil Sector on the night of September 29 and 30. Multiple ambushes were laid ahead of the own side of the LOC fence," the statement added.
On September 30, at 10.40 pm, the ambush party noticed the movement of two terrorists from the Pakistan side and saw them approaching the Line of Control fence, as per the statement.
"The ambush party maintained complete tactical surprise and firefight ensured where terrorists tried to flee across the LOC under the cover of dense foliage, however, firefight resulted in the killing of one terrorist instantly. Later, during the ensuing firefight, the second terrorist was also neutralized," it added.
"The bodies of two terrorists were recovered during a search of the area," the statement said.
Upon futher search, two AK Series Rifles, ninety rounds of AK ammunition, one pistol, two hand grenades, Pakistan currency notes worth 2,100, winter clothing, medicines and other war-like stores were also recovered, as per the statement"The operation is in progress," the Army added in its release.