The event, conducted under the theme, ‘Honour Run’, was aimed at strengthening the bond between the Indian Army, veterans and the masses, especially the youth.
The Indian Army has foiled an infiltration bid by terrorists in north Kashmir’s Uri Sector and recovered Pakistan marked packets of heroin and cache of AK rifles and Chinese pistols near the Line of Control (LOC).
A Srinagar-based defence spokesman said on Friday that based on a specific input by multiple intelligence agencies and J&K Police in Uri Sector, an intelligence-based operation was launched by the Indian Army in general area astride LOC from 29 November to 1 December. During the operation, teams of Indian Army observed initiation of own early warning mechanisms close to line of control and immediately launched search and destroy operation in the area.
During the course of the operation, warlike stores with two AK 74 Assault Rifles, two Chinese pistols along with two AK 74 Assault Rifle Magazines, two pistol magazines and 117 rounds of AK 74 Assault Rifle Ammunition and 10 sealed packets of white narcotic substance (likely to be heroin) with Pakistani markings were recovered at 300 meters from of LOC onto own side.
The operation of the Indian Army successfully thwarted the plans of the enemy and once again highlighted its nefarious designs, said the spokesman.