- According to the Army, both terrorists were killed as soon as they crossed the LoC into Indian territory.
- Multiple intelligence services and the Jammu and Kashmir Police gave information that terrorists were waiting in the Balakote Sector to cross the LC.
The Indian Army denied on Tuesday that it had done a surgical strike in Pakistan, but it did state that Pakistan’s attempt to cross the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch district in the Balakote sector was “beaten back.”
During the battle, the Indian Army shot at two terrorists who were trying to cross the Line of Control (LoC) and get to the Indian side. “They fell on the ground, but it was far away,” the Indian Army said. Army sources said, “The area was cordoned off and cleaned up completely afterward.”
From what the sources say, it is clear that the terrorists were badly hurt, and blood tracks could be followed from the Indian side of the LoC to the Pakistani side. Because it was hard to see, the attackers were able to sneak across the border. They also “took advantage of bad weather, dense fog, thick foliage, and undulating ground in the Hamirpur area of Balakote Sector.”
According to the Army, both terrorists were killed as soon as they crossed the LoC into Indian territory. The Army also found an AK-47 rifle, two magazines, 30 rounds of ammo, two hand grenades, and medicine strips with Pakistani markings. But it was not clear if the attackers had been killed.
“Multiple intelligence services and the Jammu and Kashmir Police gave information that terrorists were waiting in the Balakote Sector to cross the LC. “Based on these reports, its own surveillance grid was put on high alert and multiple ambushes were set up in good spots,” the Army said on Monday.
Earlier, a local newspaper said that the Indian Army had done another surgical strike in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) and destroyed four terrorist launch pads. The Army then issued a statement denying the story.
In September 2016, the Indian Army did a surgical strike in PoK and destroyed several terror launch pads. This was in reaction to an attack by Pakistani terrorists on an army base in Uri, Kashmir, on September 18, in which 19 soldiers were killed.