Sources said reinforcements have been rushed to the area and searches launched to nab the remaining militants.
The Indian army says soldiers have killed four suspected rebels along the highly militarized de-facto border that divides the disputed region of Kashmir between India and Pakistan. Militants phanse huye hain aur dono taraf se firing chal rahi hai (the operation is still on, militants are trapped and firing is going on from both ends), an Army officer told the agency.
According to defence sources, a group of terrorists were challenged by the alert troops on the Indian side of the LoC in Rampur sector. However, they were searching the area for at least one more body, police said. The BAT attack was effectively repulsed, the official said.
"The work that Major Gogoi has done. saving the lives of the election party and the Jammu and Kashmir police personnel, I appreciate it and also support it", Shah said. Bodies of the two slain militants were lying in "no man's" land along the LoC. Two Indian soldiers were beheaded in a BAT action in Krishnaghati on May 1, triggering strong reaction from India. "In the ongoing counter-infiltration on the LoC, a group of six armed intruders was intercepted and eliminated", Joshi said. As per estimates provided by the Multi Agency Centre, 19 terrorists have sneaked into Kashmir till April this year. These terrorists mostly infiltrated from Keran, Gurez, Machil and Nowgam sectors.
Infiltration attempts have increased in past few weeks due to onset of summer as it helps in opening the snow-blocked mountain passes.
Jaitley's comments came amid a controversy over viral videos last month showing a Kashmiri civilian tied to an Indian Army jeep. Its actions along the LoC may be not in public domain, but the Indian Army has been bearing its brunt for long.