J-K: Two air force commandos, two Lashkar militants killed in Hajin encounter

The army and police launched Cordon and Search Operation around Paribal village after they received information about presence of militants in the area.

Written by Mir Ehsan | Srinagar | Updated: October 12, 2017 4:28 am
hajin, bandipora district, militants killed, jammu and kashmir, paribal, encounter, lashkar militants, india, live updates, indian express news The encounter triggered protests in Hajin, in Bandipora district, on Wednesday. (Express Photo: Shuaib Masoodi)

TWO GARUD commandos of the Indian Air Force (IAF), who were training with the local Rashtriya Rifles unit, and two Lashkar-e-Taiba militants were killed in an encounter in Bandipora district on Wednesday morning.

DIG, North Kashmir, Vidhi Kumar Birdi said the militants killed in today’s operation were involved in the killing of BSF constable Mohammad Ramzan Parray, who was shot by militants inside his house in Hajin last month.

“In an intense operation this morning in Hajin, Bandipora, two terrorists were killed. Two Air Force Garud personnel were martyred in the action. The Garud personnel were operating with the Army for operational experience and training,” said Defence spokesman Colonel Rajesh Kalia. “The mortal remains of the martyrs were flown for last rites to their native places, where they will be laid to rest with full military honours,’’ he said.

The Garud commandos have been identified as Sergeant K Milind Kishor, 33, and Corporal Nilesh Kumar Nayan, 31. Kishor, a resident of Sakri town in Nashik, Maharashtra, had joined the IAF in 2002. Nayan, from Udhadih village of Bhagalpur district in Bihar, had joined the IAF in 2005. This is the first time that Garud commandos have been killed in an operation in the Valley.

According to officials, a joint cordon-and-search operation was launched by the Army, police and CRPF personnel in Paribal village, 3 kms from Hajin town, in Bandipora district, on Tuesday night. The two commandos were injured when two militants, who were hiding inside a house, opened fire on Wednesday morning. They later succumbed to their injuries.

Both the militants were later killed. While one militant was identified as Nasurullah Mir of Hajin town, the other was identified as Ali Bhai of Pakistan. Protests erupted in Hajin town after Mir’s funeral, which was attended by a large number of villagers. Over the last fortnight, security personnel have launched several search operations in and around Hajin town.

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    Shafted mohammed
    Oct 11, 2017 at 5:17 pm
    It is sad that proper protection should have been provided for those targeting the terrorists. I pray for them to Rest In Peace and give their family the strength to bear the loss. Two terrorists killed that is atleast the better part of the news. Score of 2-2 is not good enough , give our soldiers best possible protection and bring in the rudra helicopter and blast the house where these rats are hiding and make their kachumar and bharta by blasting the place with gunfire and missiles.
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      Kamal Pasha
      Oct 12, 2017 at 1:01 pm
      Kashmiri Freedom Fighters are giving tough time to vegetarian soldiers tough time all the time. Take proteins. Beef is rich in proteins.
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        Santosh Chaube
        Oct 12, 2017 at 7:29 pm
    2. U
      Oct 11, 2017 at 4:35 pm
      While our present govt is hailing themselves for the surgical strike in their ruling of three plus years, Pakistan is doing it on a daily basis, ain't them? Daily the terrorists are infiltrated to our country through Pak border, if it is not surgical strike why cant Pakistan be considered far ahead of India when it comes to the prestige of "Surgical Strike"? It, the Kashmir should be filled with our Military so that the locals should not be able to move around freely, forget them about providing hiding places for the terrorists coming from Pakistan. The politicians of today and yester-years are taking credit and fooling the great country by claiming that they are doing a better job then the opponent, while our brave defense personnel get killed on a daily basis.
      1. Sudarshan Unni
        Oct 11, 2017 at 4:29 pm
        Pls correct ur heading as by writing soldiers and militants killed don't equate our brave soldiers with militants Give proper respect to them by mentioning them as martyrs At least show that much of respect
        1. P
          Oct 11, 2017 at 4:16 pm
          we are losing soldiers and youngsters in the valley at a rate unthinkable in a civilized society. This Government and its policy have seen most number of military and civilian casualties. If the govt is not prepared for a dialogue with the people of J K, many more would die. A soldier, basically coming from poorer section of the society has not necessarily joined the army to die. When the bread-earner of the family dies the whole family suffer. We may eulogize his death as martyrdom, but think of the poor parents, wife and children. This govt's vindictive policy will only bring more young people to terrorism. By the name of nationalism poor people are being killed. When the Indian would come to senses, would realise the follies of electing such lowly human beings to govern a wonderful country called India. Bharat Mata Ki Jai / jai Hind
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            Santosh Chaube
            Oct 12, 2017 at 7:32 pm
            All those who turn up for mourning these terrorists should be fired with napalm bomb
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            Dr. Ram Chander Sharma Jammu
            Oct 11, 2017 at 3:03 pm
            Kashmir valley is a smal place to fight Jihad - it is only the stupidity of Indian politicians to appease Muslim vote bank not to go all out against the vested interests on the name of Jihad. It can't he a battle ground as in the deserts of Sirya or Iraq - the handful of gun troting militants can't dictate terms of a great nation India. India must finsh the millitancy with iron hand and tell all those politicians and sepratists that Kashmiriyat is on stake, First take care of corruption by the ruling congress and National conference and lately the BJP-PDP collition. It is a matter of money which keeps the Kashmir problem to linger on. There is no way out like talks or healing touch- enough is enough.
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