The Army on Wednesday, released a video of an infiltration bid by Pakistan across the Line of Control (LoC) which was foiled by the Indian soldiers on the intervening night of September 12 and 13. The incident was captured using a hand-held thermal imager.
According to defence sources, Army also killed an intruder suspected to be a BAT commando. Security agencies suspect the intruders could have been Border Action Team (BAT) Special Services Group commandos of Pakistan.
The incident took place near the Hajipir sector of Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK). It is the same place where earlier this month Pakistan retrieved two dead bodies of it’s soldiers by raising a white flag.
An Army official said, “In the same area, Pakistan attempted infiltration on the night of 11 and 12 September and again on 12 and 13 September. The attempt could have been BAT action as well. The area reportedly has Pakistani Special Services Group troops. These intruders were well-engaged resulting in one more Pakistani casualty on 12 and 13 September.”
The Indian troops launched grenades to foil the Pakistani infiltration.
Earlier, a BAT intrusion had been foiled by India in the Keran sector of Jammu and Kashmir in the last week of July. Pakistan haven’t claimed the dead bodies of those five BAT commandos, lying near a forward post along the LoC.