Poonch encounter: Pakistan forces attack Army patrolling party, two jawans killed; intruders gunned down

Poonch encounter: Two Army jawans were killed in an attack on patrolling party by Pakistan's Border Action Team along with the LoC in Poonch district of Jammu & Kashmir, according to an Army official.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: June 22, 2017 10:22 pm
Pakistan, Pakistan bat, Pakistan border action team, border action team, bat, LoC, Poonch, Indian soldiers, indian army, india news, indian express Poonch: **Combo** File Photo of Army jawans Naik Jadhav Sandip Sarjerao (L) and Sepoy Mane Savan Balku were martyred when Pakistani army’s Border Action Team (BAT) initiated indiscriminate and unprovoked firing Army posts along the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch on Thursday. PTI Photo (PTI6_22_2017_000236B)

Two Army jawans were killed in an attack on patrolling party by Pakistan’s Border Action Team along with the LoC in Poonch district of Jammu & Kashmir, according to an Army official. The official said that two intruders were killed in retaliatory firing.

The Border Action Team (BAT), which generally comprises special forces of the Pakistan Army and some terrorists, carried out the attack at around 2 pm with the aid of cover fire by the Pakistani troops from their posts, he said. This was the third BAT action in Poonch this year.

The official said the Indian Army’s ‘Area Domination Patrol’ was “targeted by the armed intruders and exchange of fire occurred.” “Pakistan’s BAT team was 600 metres within the Indian side of the LoC and 200 metres from the Indian posts,” the official said.

The Indian troops retaliated and in the firefight, two Indian jawans were killed, the official said. The Indian troops killed one armed intruder, whose body “is within visual reach”, he said.

While the firefight was going on, the Pakistani posts resorted to heavy firing, the official said. “The operations are in progress and heavy exchange of fire is going on,” he added.

This happened hours after five terrorists were killed in separate encounters with the security forces in Kupwara and Pulwama. Three local Lashkar-e-Taiba militants were gunned down by security forces in the early hours of Thursday in Kakapora area in Pulwama district in South Kashmir. The encounter between the militants and forces began at around 6 pm on Wednesday evening.

In another incident, the army foiled an infiltration bid in Kupwara by gunning down two terrorists. A group of militants tried to sneak in from Pakistan-A group of militants tried to sneak in from Pakistan-occupied Kashmir but the bid was foiled by the alert troops, an Army official said.

(With inputs from PTI)

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    Pratekarnath
    Jun 22, 2017 at 10:07 pm
    Martyred man....martyred. Not killed....accor di ng to neo-patriots-Bonkered Bhakts
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      ramesh ahuja
      Jun 22, 2017 at 9:53 pm
      Who is JINAAH ???? Mother fcker Killed by pakstn army Thrashed naked in Karachi gutter G father of Bin laden. Lucky winner will get prizes.
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        Indian
        Jun 22, 2017 at 9:29 pm
        "And how can man die better than facing fearful odds, for the ashes of his fathers, and the temples of his Gods?" .......................... CRORES of INDIANS are ready to fight to ensure the unity of India. ......................... UNHAPPY MUSLIMS of KASHMIR can go to PA-KI-STAN as PA-KI-STAN was carved out on 1947 for Indian Muslims who felt that they will never ever get justice in Hindu dominated India.
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          Raj Parwani
          Jun 22, 2017 at 9:43 pm
          That carving out was incomplete until Kashmiris are given choice as indicated in UN resolutions, one Maharaja could not decide about the fate of it's people, if you accept this than Junagarh should be a part of Pakistan. Do some readings before commenting. There are so many Muslim majority areas in India who are proud of being Indian and will never want to be separated, India never promised a plebiscite in them, I think this unjustified fear of loosing other parts of India is the biggest hurdle in the way of India adopting a fair Kashmir policy.
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            ramesh ahuja
            Jun 22, 2017 at 9:48 pm
            Raj parwani fake name as you have many father's who have fcked your mother.Check you face in mirror and especially on EID, famous dialogue mereeee do do baaaap. But yours are many :::))))
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              Raj Parwani
              Jun 22, 2017 at 10:36 pm
              ramesh ahuja, good thing you accepted that you have two fathers, let me break the news to you, I was one of them, your mom was the best lady I ever slept with, she was good in every position haha.
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            Vik
            Jun 22, 2017 at 9:27 pm
            Build that wall at the LoC. What is taking so long!!!
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              Raj Parwani
              Jun 22, 2017 at 8:25 pm
              It looks like current Kashmir policy isn't working, we are just paying price by putting more and more security forces lives at risk. How many more sons and brothers and fathers need to die before we change our course of action? Our Kashmir policy of "No Negotiations" hasn't worked for past 70 years and will not work in next 70 years, just yesterday statics came out that by now we have lost more soldiers in Kashmir than all of our wars put together, shocking? read yesterday's newspaper. We citizens should put pressure on Modi to change the course or resign if he can't forge a pragmatic Kashmir policy. Instead of attending birthday and weddings in Pakistan he should have gone their to resolve Kashmir issue and save lives of our jawans.
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                Indian
                Jun 22, 2017 at 9:16 pm
                if KASHMIR is given away because it has MUSLIM MAJORITY, many other MUSLIM MAJORITY AREAS in India will erupt in ISLAMIC VIOLENCE. .. And an INDEPENDENT KASHMIR will become HUB of JIHAD. ........ So another 200 years does not matter. ............. If KASHMIRI MUSLIMS are UNHAPPY in INDIA, they are free to migrate to PA-KI-STAN. PA-KI-STAN was carved out in 1947 for all INDIAN MUSLIMS who felt they will not get justice in HINDU DOMINATED INDIA.
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                  Raj Parwani
                  Jun 22, 2017 at 9:41 pm
                  That carving out was incomplete until Kashmiris are given choice as indicated in UN resolutions, one Maharaja could not decide about the fate of it's people, if you accept this than Junagarh should be a part of Pakistan. Do some readings before commenting. There are so many Muslim majority areas in India who are proud of being Indian and will never want to be separated, India never promised a plebiscite in them, I think this unjustified fear of loosing other parts of India is the biggest hurdle in the way of India adopting a fair Kashmir policy.
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                  Indian
                  Jun 22, 2017 at 9:21 pm
                  And how can man die better than facing fearful odds, for the ashes of his fathers, and the temples of his Gods? ....................... So there are CRORES of INDIANS ready to face that "fearful odds". You may sit at home with your head tucked between your LEGS.
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                    ramesh ahuja
                    Jun 22, 2017 at 9:50 pm
                    Break fast with Indian proteins and juices ,,,, 125 croes tonnes , you will get Jannat..:::))))
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                    Maniktripathy
                    Jun 22, 2017 at 8:01 pm
                    Well clueless governance and same old strategy had become hallmark of this governance too...Armed forces continues to pay a heavy price with inept MOD and free loaders/looters Leaders...
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                      shiravanthe sridhar
                      Jun 22, 2017 at 8:33 pm
                      Very good, each local incident is the fault of BJP governance, as though no incidents happened in the last 70 years ,it was as peaceful as Switzerland.
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                        Tushar
                        Jun 22, 2017 at 8:38 pm
                        It was peaceful for so long time after kargil .... No one would oppose my view ..Kashmir was in a sleeping mode .. realizing this issue is not easy to solve ,laste government had managed to bring the peace even though the issue was not solved completely .....But now it's scratched and made a big wound again .. ..army personal are losing lives .. ...I have attended a funeral of army person last month ..it was heart breaking scene .... He was supposed to visit his home to see his new born baby of just 4 months the very next month he lost his life
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                          Maniktripathy
                          Jun 22, 2017 at 9:02 pm
                          Well you did not read the comment and hence first learn how to read...The core issue is the strategy to deal with the issue and that is lacking from this governance too...Kashmir has been badly rattled under this governance with no clear cut directives. Kashmir will never be peaceful when you are clueless how to deal with the rogue nation and separatist in kashmir..Appea t polices never pays in a terrorism...
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                          Indian
                          Jun 22, 2017 at 9:27 pm
                          "And how can man die better than facing fearful odds, for the ashes of his fathers, and the temples of his Gods?" ................................... There are CRORES of INDIANS ready to join Armed Forces to FIGHT to ensure the UNITY of India. ................
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                          Murthy
                          Jun 22, 2017 at 7:57 pm
                          Indian Army is now on to the BATS. Their wings will be clipped and their adventures will show a sharp decline. As the IA perfects its tactics, BATS and their helpers will die in great numbers.
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                            Ehsan Habib
                            Jun 22, 2017 at 7:23 pm
                            BAT comprises of Pak army troops, now if they were killed, I think entire Indian media would be ablaze with their pics. Are we witnessing SORRYGICAL strikes season 2. ???
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                              Murthy
                              Jun 22, 2017 at 7:55 pm
                              So, you are saying that every such Sthani casualties is photographed and splashed across Indian Media ? When did that happen last time ? You Sthanis are using fodder dished out by the Indian Media and Dig Vijay Singh to fire away you posts here. Surgical strike did take place, only Congress Party did not want this Modi Sarkar to gain credit for it. So, they did their usual cynical politics.
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                                Raj Parwani
                                Jun 22, 2017 at 8:16 pm
                                Even IAF chief said that IAF wasn't involved in surgical strike, how would you do surgical strikes without using a plane? use some common sense dude.
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                                  shiravanthe sridhar
                                  Jun 22, 2017 at 8:37 pm
                                  You raju parwani, it was aided by attack helicopters in the control of army,where did you get the news of air force chiefs statement are you his neighbour.
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                                    Tushar
                                    Jun 22, 2017 at 9:38 pm
                                    Where did u get the information shiravanthe about helicopters ? We're u rotating the blade of the copters ...IAF chief made it clear in an interview ..get ur news base updated ..and helicopters belong to IAF ...tujhe kisne IT troll PE kam dia ... ... Get updated fast dude
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                                      Tushar
                                      Jun 22, 2017 at 9:48 pm
                                      When such an arguments are going on related to surgical strike .y don't india release the video to the public .. It's important for the government to slap down those who claim it as a fake claim by government .. there is no secrecy regarded limitations in releasing the video since the strike is already done .....As an India we wish to see it ... Atleast we can f e e l so proud ... Where is it
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                                      ramesh ahuja
                                      Jun 22, 2017 at 8:26 pm
                                      I respect india soldiers and their guts. Not cowards like Pakistani army, recent pkstni government statements that we cannot comment number of pksni soldiers killed in LOC, but yes 930 have been killed.Not faraway a day will come when you guys will say WHO IS JINNAH??? he could be some mother fcker, hafeezvsayeed is father of porkistan, chuuut ke eee, tereee maaa neeeee bahut looogooooo seeey chudvayaaaaa hooogaaaa aur teereeee jaisaaaa naaaaag paidaaaaa keeeeyaaa
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