The Indian Army on Monday foiled a major infiltration attempt of terrorists backed by the Pakistan Army along the Line of Control (LoC) in Sunderbani sector of Rajouri district in Jammu and Kashmir.
According to the News Nation sources, Army detected a suspicious movement along the LoC. Soon after, the Army challenged the infiltrators, the Pakistan Army retaliated and started an exchange of fire. The gunbattle took place at 2:30 PM (IST). No damage was reported on the Indian side.
Recently, Army Chief General Bipin Rawat said Pakistan has reactivated the Balakot terror camp very recently and about 500 infiltrators were waiting to sneak into India. "The response to the terror camp getting functional again may go beyond India’s previous response by way of an air strike in February," he had told reporters at the Officers Training Academy.
On being asked about the response to the reactivation and if a repeat strike may be expected, he said, “Why must you expect repeat of a similar thing, earlier we did something, then we did Balakot, why must we repeat....why not keep the other side guessing as to what we will do; why tell him what we are going to do, why not keep him guessing, why say repeat, why not something beyond that.”
Last month, the Indian Army had foiled a major infiltration bid by terrorists after Pakistan violated ceasefire along the Line of Control (LoC) in Krishna Ghati sector in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district.