Bengaluru: In a daring operation, India again thwarted the efforts of Pakistan-supported infiltrators at the Line of Control and killed all the five infiltrators. 

However, in the entire operation, five brave soldiers of the Indian Army were martyred. 


A press release by the Defence Ministry said: 

Indian Army launched a daring operation at the Line of Control and engaged Pak supported infiltrators in a Close Quarter Battle in heavy snow, neutralising the entire infiltrating batch of five.
Four soldiers under the command of a Junior Commissioned Officer from one of the most professional Para SF Units were air dropped near the LoC after information on the infiltrators was received. 

An intense hand to hand battle ensued and all five terrorists were eliminated. In this battle, however, Army lost five of its best soldiers, three on the site and two more succumbed while they were airlifted to a nearby military hospital.

 The IA Special Forces squad was led by Subedar Sanjeev Kumar and included Havildar Davendra Singh, Paratrooper Bal Krishan, Paratrooper Amit Kumar and Paratrooper Chhatrapal Singh.

Indian Army salutes the brave hearts killed in Action and shall continue to protect its borders from inimical forces at all costs at all times. 

Times of India quoted a source as saying thus: 

“The five terrorists were shot dead in the firefight. While three soldiers were killed in action at the spot, the other two succumbed to their injuries after being airlifted to the hospital. The close combat can be gauged from the fact soldiers and the terrorists were found within two to three meters of each other at the site.”