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Indian Army finds food packets with ‘markings used in Pakistan’; night vision goggles also recovered

The Army said they recovered canned packets of keema stew, chicken achari, chicken karahi and almonds from the the six militants.

Written by Mir Ehsan | Srinagar | Updated: December 7, 2014 7:35 pm
In a daring pre-dawn attack ahead of third phase of elections in Jammu and Kashmir on December 9, heavily armed militants killed 8 Army men and three policemen around 3.10 AM at the camp in Mohra in Uri tehsil of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district. (Source: AP) In a daring pre-dawn attack ahead of third phase of elections in Jammu and Kashmir on December 9, heavily armed militants killed 8 Army men and three policemen around 3.10 AM at the camp in Mohra in Uri tehsil of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district. (Source: AP)

A day after the attack on the Mohura Army camp in which six militants, eight soldiers and three policemen were killed, Army Chief Gen Dalbir Singh said the attack was an attempt to disrupt ongoing elections in the state. Meanwhile, officials in Mohura said they have recovered a large quantity of weapons and food items that the militants were carrying with them.

The Army said they recovered canned packets of keema stew, chicken achari, chicken karahi, daal maash, dates and almonds from the possession of the six militants. The sources said the food packets had Urdu marking that are used in Pakistan. Night vision goggles were also recovered.

“This was an attempt by inimical elements to disrupt the remaining phases of the polls as they were unnerved by the high voter turnout in the first two phases,’’ Gen Singh said in Srinagar soon after chairing a high-level security meet at 15 Corps headquarters. The Army Chief said that the peaceful atmosphere in which the polls have been conducted in the first two phases was possible due to the efforts put in by the security forces.

“The brave soldiers are performing in the harshest of terrain and weather conditions. The supreme sacrifice was in order to ensure that the militants were prevented from reaching the populated areas and causing harm to civilians,’’ he said, adding that the nefarious designs of the adversary have been foiled.

Earlier in the day, the Army chief paid homage to the soldiers, killed in the operation at Badami Bagh Cantonment, by laying wreaths. The bodies of soldiers were then sent by air to their home towns. After the wreath-laying ceremony, he was briefed at 15 Corps on the two recent operations which resulted in the elimination of 12 militants.

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    Robert
    Dec 7, 2014 at 6:36 am
    Indian blood inside India and at the boarders, will truly have stan's signature which has become a routine. India, for a change, must leave her signature, at least once, inside stan. Proxy wars can only be countered by proxy wars. Terrosism cannot be defeatred by a direct confrontaion. It has to be defeated by counter terrorism. Covert operations has to be met by covert operations. indian blood should not be spilt this way.
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      CHESTER
      Dec 7, 2014 at 11:08 am
      So what ? Prove to whom ? Prove what ? So many decades now. stan is a rogue terrorist state; it's hidden from no one. They killed our soldiers and made their children orphans and helpless. Do you understand what that feeling means ? Army, Government are you listening ? Do you have any conscience ? When will you act. Tell them that if you attack us, we will annihilate you from the face of earth. This is the language these rats understand.
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        Ali merchant
        Dec 7, 2014 at 11:18 am
        Allaha o Akbar , Kashmir will be part of India what ever stan may try .
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        1. Saumen Sengupta
          Dec 7, 2014 at 4:48 pm
          Yea. It does not need rocket scientists to conclude that the intruders would carry stani food instead of bland Indian food from our side of the border. Perhaps their kebabs are better prepared, more suculant and juicy. The night goggles they carried must have been better equipped than those Indian versions which don't show Bollywood pictures in off-line mode.
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            ACERBIC
            Dec 7, 2014 at 6:16 am
            what is new in finding that it was a stan sponsored terroristic activity, has been happening for quite some time now---------- just asking what will INDIA do? nothing has been done till date to 26/11 perpetrators except useless talk.
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