The two-paragraph press statement by the Army said that a patrol of Indian Army comprising of one Non Commissioned Officer and five Other Ranks was ambushed by a Pak Border Action Team close to the Line of Control in Punch Sector of J&K early morning on 6 August 2013. In the ensuing firefight, five Indian soldiers were martyred. The ambush was carried out by approximately 20 heavily armed terrorists along with soldiers of Pak Army.
The statements added that this action is a likely consequence of frustrations of the terrorists’ tanzeeems and Pak Army due to successful elimination of 19 hardcore terrorists in the recent months of July and August along the Line of Control and in the hinterland of J&K.
The effective counter infiltration grid on the Line of Control has ensured 17 infiltration bids foiled this year resulting in killing of a total of 13 hardcore Pak trained terrorists. The numbers of such attempts have doubled this year in comparison to the corresponding period of 2012.
Pak Army’s desperation is also evident in the substantial increase in the number of Cease Fire Violations this year. There have been 57 Cease Fire Violations this year which is almost 80% more than the violations last year. One and half hour later the Army withdrew the statement.
This is a ill-defined area and the behind-the-scene parleys that took place in the South Block may not come to light. The country and its citizens are being kept in dark. Isn’t Antony & Salman Khurshid aware that Inter Services Intelligence (ISI) had given an Rs 5 lakh reward to Anwar Khan, who had beheaded Lance Naik Hemraj Singh on 8 January.
Well, the UPA Government is unlikely to take any step as the high point for them is the upcoming event – the bilateral visit by Mr Manmohan Singh and the Media too may not venture into the nebulous zone.