A Junior Commissioned Officer (JCO) was injured as the Army foiled an infiltration bid of militants near the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir’s Uri sector, officials said on Saturday. They said the JCO received minor injuries during the exchange of fire in the Uri sector of Baramulla district. Srinagar based defence spokesman Col Emron Musavi linked the latest infiltration bid as “ yet another failed attempt” by militants and abetted by Pakistan Army to “disrupt” the upcoming G20 meeting scheduled to be held in Srinagar later this month.
Col Musavi said an infiltration bid in the Uri sector was foiled by the Indian Army during early morning hours today. “A group of armed terrorists, while attempting to cross the Line of Control, were engaged in an exchange of fire with the alert troops resulting in a failed attempt to intrude into Kashmir Valley.
A quadcopter flown by the Pakistan Army to aid the terrorists was also spotted across the Line of Control, and was fired at, causing it to withdraw,” the spokesman said. “This desperate action by the terrorists, duly abetted by Pakistan Army, is yet another failed attempt to disrupt the G20 Summit and create disturbance in the Valley,” he said. Col Musavi said extensive search operations are underway in the densely forested area. officials said. Officials said the quadcopter issue definitely brings to fore the “complicity between the terrorists and the Pak Army in providing due assistance during acts of infiltration.”
Security apparatus across J&K is on a high alert ahead of the third G20 Tourism Working Group Meeting which will be held at the Sher-i-Kashmir International Conference Centre (SKICC) on the banks of the Dal lake in Srinagar from May 22 to 24. There has been a spurt in gun battles in J&K in recent past