Indian Army foils Pakistan BAT team's bid to carry out major attack along LoC

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, India Published: Dec 31, 2018, 09:16 AM(IST)

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The Indian Army has stated that Pakistan will be asked to take back the mortal remains of the deceased, likely Pakistani soldiers, since 'Pakistan did provide full covering fire support to these intruders.' 

Indian Army on Sunday foiled a major attack along the Line of Control. According to an ANI report, the Army successfully averted a major attack carried out by Pakistan's BAT (Border Action Team) which attempted to strike a forward post along the LoC in Naugam Sector on Sunday. 

The intruders attempted to move by exploiting thick jungles close to the LoC and were assisted by heavy covering fire of high calibre weapons from Pak posts, news agency ANI reported. 

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Indian Army personnel had conducted an extensive search operation and eliminated two intruders who are likely being ascertained as Pak soldiers, a large cache of warlike stores has been recovered. 

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"Own troops had conducted prolonged search operations in thick jungles and difficult terrain conditions to ascertain the situation, which had confirmed elimination of two likely Pakistani soldiers and resulted in the recovery of a large cache of warlike stores," Army officials told ANI.  

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The Indian Army has clarified that Pakistan will be asked to take back the mortal remains of the deceased, likely Pakistani soldiers, since "Pakistan did provide full covering fire support to these intruders," ANI reported. 

An Army spokesman said the fire-fight initiated by Pakistan was given strong retaliation by the Indian Army and the exchange of fire continued the whole night.

"Intruders were wearing combat dresses like Pakistani Regulars and were carrying stores with Pakistani markings further reinforced the assessment. Some intruders were also seen in BSF and old pattern IA dresses as part of deception," he was quoted by anews agency PTI.

The spokesman said the intruders were well equipped with IEDs, incendiary materials, explosives and a plethora of arms and ammunition.

"From the recovery, it was estimated that they intended to carry out a gruesome attack on the Indian Army forward post in Naugam sector. The alertness and resilience of the own troops, who engaged and neutralised the intruders, thus eliminated a likely treacherous attack on the Army forward posts along the LoC on the eve of New Year," the spokesman added.

(With inputs from agencies

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