Indian Army Lost Five Elite Para SF Soldiers, Kills 5 Militants
Five militants and as many soldiers including a JCO from Indian Army’s elite Para Special Force were martyred on the five day of an ongoing operation in the woods of Kupwara district in north Kashmir on Sunday.
Five soldiers who made supreme sacrifice were identified as:
- Subedar Sanjeev Kumar of Himachal Pradesh
- Havildar Davendra Singh of Utarakhand
- Paratrooper Bal Krishan of Himachal Pradesh
- Paratrooper Amit Kumar of Utarakhand
- Paratrooper Chhatrapal Singh of Rajasthan.
“In an ongoing anti-infiltration operation in Keran sector of north Kashmir, alert troops braving inclement weather and hostile terrain have so far eliminated five terrorists attempting to infiltrate across the LoC,” Colonel Rajesh Kalia said.
During the operation, a soldier died while two were critically injured, he said.
Despite inclement weather, the two injured were evacuated, but they succumbed to their injuries, the spokesperson said.
“Evacuation of the injured is hampered due to heavy snow and rough terrain conditions,” he said, adding the operation was still in progress.
Later, an official confirmed that two more soldiers who were injured in the gunfight also succumbed to their injuries.
The operation was launched initially by army’s 8 JAT after intercepting movement of a group of militants on Wednesday.
Besides, they said, the searches continued along Awaoora, Kumkadi, Zurhuma, Safawali, Batpora, Haihama areas by the joint team of army’s 41 RR, 57 RR, 160 TA and SOG Kupwara.
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