Exclusive: Terrorists crossing LoC will meet same fate, says Army Chief after Nagrota encounter


Without naming Pakistan, Indian Army Chief Gen MM Naravane said in response to the encounter in J&K’s Nagrota where four JeM members were killed, that all terrorists who infiltrate into India will meet the same fate.

File photo of Indian Army chief Gen MM Naravane (Photo Credits: PTI)

After the successful operation by security forces to eliminate four terrorists in J&K’s Nagrota on Thursday, Indian Army chief Gen Manoj Mukund Naravane said the message was very clear for terrorists. Without naming Pakistan, Gen Naravane said whosoever crosses the Line of Control (LoC) to infiltrate into India would be dealt with in the same manner and will not be able to go back.

The Army chief heaped praise for the troops who carried out the operation against terrorists hiding in a truck laden with apples. Gen Naravane said there was a great deal of synergy between the Indian Army, Jammu and Kashmir Police and the paramilitary troops deployed in frontal areas.

“This was a very successful operation by the security forces. It shows the high degree of synergy between all the security forces operating on the ground. The message is very clear for the adversary and terrorists that whosoever tries to infiltrate towards our side would be dealt in the same manner and they would not be able to go back,” Army chief Gen Naravane told Aajtak and India Today.

The Indian Army chief was also asked to comment on the operation in Nagrota in which four terrorists were killed. The four terrorists are suspected to be members of terror outfit Jaish-e-Mohammed.

Security forces, including the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) along with Special Operations Group (SOG) of J&K Police and the Indian Army, were on alert after receiving information regarding a suspicious truck ferrying terrorists. Following this, an encounter broke out between the troops and terrorists at 4.20 am when security forces tried to stop the truck near a toll plaza.

After the four terrorists were killed during the encounter, 11 AK-47s rifles, 3 pistols, 29 grenades, and other devices were recovered from them. It seems they had infiltrated with the intention of carrying out a major attack and were headed towards the Kashmir valley.



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