Indian Army recovers Chinese pistols, grenades during search operation in J&K’s Baramulla
In a search operation launched along the Line of Control (LoC) on July 22, the Indian Army recovered one AK-47, five Chinese pistols with magazines, 24 grenades and other warlike stores.
“Last evening a search operation was launched along LoC in Hathlanga, Rampur Sector, Baramulla district. During operation, weapon cache was discovered. Recoveries include one AK 47 with magazines, five Chinese pistols with magazines, 24 grenades and other warlike stores,” the Indian Army said.
The security forces launched the search operation after receiving inputs regarding likely weapon drop along the Line of Control ahead of Anti Infiltration Obstacle System (AIOS).
“On 22 July 2020 late evening, input was received regarding likely weapon drop along the Line of Control ahead of AIOS. On this basis, a search operation was launched along the Line of Control in Hathlanga, Rampur Sector, Baramulla district,” the Army said.
According to reports, the security forces at India-Pakistan border have been put on high alert after an intelligence input revealed that terrorists are trying to sneak into Jammu and Kashmir to carry out ‘action’.
According to the input, “There is likely presence of armed terrorists in Bhimber Gali and Naushera sectors with an intention to infiltrate to carry out BAT (Border Action Team) action.”
Forces suspect that the BAT of Pakistan Army is facilitating terrorists to carry out action soon. There have been movements of terrorists towards the Indian side.
“Patrolling has been enhanced and there will be extra deployments during the night. Any misadventures of Pakistan will be responded effectively,” a senior BSF official had said.
“During this season, BAT facilitates terrorists to infiltrate into India. After getting them trained at various known locations, BAT and other Pakistani agencies send them near the border and when they fail in multiple attempts, they plan action with these terrorists to facilitate them,” a senior government official said.
Pakistan’s BAT consists of its army commandos and terrorists belonging to various terror outfits like Jaish-e-Mohammad, Lashkar-e-Tayyaba etc. BAT has started targeting civilians as well.