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As ops continue, Sitharaman conducts aerial survey of Sunjuwan

SNS | New Delhi |

Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman conducted an aerial survey of the Sunjwan Military Station in Jammu where the operation against terrorists entered the third day on Monday, 12 February.

An IAF helicopter flew Sitharman over the camp as the operation against terrorists continues.

Nine persons, including five soldiers, were killed by terrorists who stormed the camp in the wee hours on Saturday.

Wearing Army fatigues, terrorists from Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) sneaked in from the rear of the camp and targeted the JCO quarters. The Army has so far neutralised three terrorists and has encircled the fourth, who is believed to be hiding inside one of the houses in the quarters.

Para commandos and aerial surveillance by the Air Force were used to flush out the terrorists during the operation which is still on.

The Defence Minister also visited the eleven injured soldiers and their family members who are being treated at the military hospital.

Top commanders of the Indian Army briefed Sitharaman about the situation in Sunjuwan as well as the ongoing battle at the CRPF camp in Srinagar’s Karan Nagar area.

Earlier in the day, J-K Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti called for a dialogue between India and Pakistan to solve the ongoing tensions in her state which has resulted in the deaths of many people, both civilians and security personnel.

She also said that her demand might be perceived as against the country and she might be labelled an “anti-national” by the news anchors.

“Dialogue with Pakistan is necessary if we are to end bloodshed. I know I will be labelled anti-national by news anchors tonight but that doesn’t matter. The people of J&K are suffering. We have to talk because war is not an option,” Mufti wrote on Twitter.