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Army commander says Pakistan pushing foreign terrorists, retired soldiers into India

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Pakistan is making makes an attempt to push overseas terrorists into Jammu and Kashmir, Northern Military commander Lieutenant Common Upendra Dwivedi stated on Friday, and highlighted that there’s a presence of retired troopers of that nation in militant ranks.

He made the remarks after paying his final respects to the 5 military personnel, together with two captains, killed in gunfights with terrorists throughout an encounter within the Bajimaal space of Rajouri district’s Dharmsal belt on Wednesday and Thursday.

Two terrorists, together with a Pakistan-based high LeT commander Quari educated in Afghanistan, had been killed by safety forces throughout the encounter.

Speaking to reporters, the Lt Common stated operations have been intensified within the border districts of Rajouri and Poonch to clear the area of greater than two dozen overseas terrorists inside a yr. The killing of the 2 dreaded overseas terrorists is a serious setback for Pakistan’s plans to destabilise the area, stated the military commander.

Requested in regards to the presence of some particular forces personnel of Pakistan amongst terrorist ranks, the Lt Common stated “When we tried to seek identification of terrorists, we came to know that some of them are retired army personnel (of Pakistan)”.

“Pakistan is making attempts to push foreign terrorists into this region due to lack of support from the local population, especially the youth who are reluctant to get recruited in terrorist ranks. Our efforts are on to neutralise the foreign terrorists,” Lt Common Dwivedi stated.

Requested if Pakistan intends to push extra terrorists within the coming months to disrupt upcoming elections, together with the Lok Sabha polls, he answered within the affirmative with out going into particulars.

On the variety of energetic terrorists within the south of Pir Panjal, he stated the variety of terrorists within the Rajouri-Poonch belt fluctuates as the realm is linked with the nationwide freeway. “Roughly there is a possibility of 20 to 25 terrorists operating in the area but the way army, police and other intelligence agencies have intensified their operations, we are sure to control the situation within one year,” Lt Common Dwivedi stated.

Mentioning the killings of the terrorists within the Bajimaal encounter, he stated, “They have created an ecosystem and their killing has dealt a severe blow to Pakistan to disturb the region.”

He stated the sacrifice of the 5 troopers led to the neutralisation of the 2 dreaded terrorists and it was an enormous achievement. “The two terrorists were active for the last year and we were not able to find them. Someone was providing weapons, ammunition and also information,” Lt Common Dwivedi stated.

It was essential to neutralise them as they had been liable for 10 civilian killings in Dhangri and TCP in Rajouri city apart from masterminding assaults on safety forces at Kandi during which 5 military personnel misplaced their lives, he stated.

The military commander stated it was potential that they had been educated in a number of nations, together with Pakistan and Afghanistan.

“They were highly trained foreign terrorists and our brave soldiers without paying attention to their safety got into the operation and eliminated them. The troops have done a laudable job,” he stated.

Lt Common Dwivedi, Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha, Common Officer Commanding of the Jammu-based White Knight Corps, Lt Common Sandeep Jain, Director Common of Police R R Swain, Extra Director Common of Police, Legislation and Order, Vijay Kumar, and Inspector Common of Police, Jammu Zone, Anand Jain, had been amongst those that laid wreaths on the coffins of the fallen troopers of the Bajimaal encounter.

“I bow to our army bravehearts, Captain MV Pranjal, Captain Shubham Gupta, Havaldar Abdul Majid, Lance Naik Sanjay Bisht, Paratrooper Sachin Laur martyred while protecting the motherland during an anti-terror operation in Rajouri. Their valour and sacrifice will never be forgotten. Condolences to their families,” the Lt Governor posted on X after the wreath-laying ceremony.

Referring to his latest interplay with Captain Bhist, Lt Gen Dwivedi stated, “I handed him a commendation card myself and asked him what he wants to do in the future. His reply was that he would do something big within seven days. He sacrificed his life for the nation.”

He additionally referred to a press release by Captain Pranjal’s father lauding his son’s bravery. He stated it has boosted the morale of the troops and motivated them to do extra such operations for the nation, the military official stated.

“The killing of Quari is not only a big achievement for the security forces, but also a morale booster for the civilians who were living under fear. This fear has now gone and more people will come forward to help in neutralisation of the active terrorists,” he stated.

He additionally lauded the native populace for his or her assist and stated the most recent success was due to their assist of the military.

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