Army Steps Up Anti-Terror Operations, Destroys Pakistan Army Post

"It was part of the plan to proactively dominate the LoC and counter-terrorism operations to curb infiltration", he said. The video showed what looked like a forested area being bombed and smoke and fire billowing up after the explosion. This is part of our counter-terror strategy.

The action was taken in light of the Pakistan posts providing support to four infiltrators who had earlier attempted to cross the border into India. "So that the number of terrorists (in the state) is brought down and Kashmir youth do not tread a wrong path", Maj. Political parties like Shiv Sena, Congress have welcomed the Army's step to carry out punitive fire assaults across LoC.

"Infiltrations are likely to increase with melting of snow and opening of passes". Party spokesperson Randeep Surjewala said, "We salute the valour and sacrifice of Indian Army". The encounter, which lasted more than 24 hours, ended on Sunday evening and left seven people dead, including three soldiers.


In September 2016, Indian troops crossed the Line of Control and targeted launch pads used by terrorists in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir. "Pakistani posts actively help infiltration", said an army officer according to NDTV.

Reacting to the Army's step, Shiv Sena leader Arvind Sawant said that though Army has come out late but came strongly against Pakistan. The strikes took place in the Nowshera sector, he added. The operation was conducted in the Nowshera sector, he added.


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