Infiltration bid foiled in J-K’s Uri sector

Srinagar: A desperate attempt by terrorists to disrupt the G20 event in Kashmir has been thwarted, a defence spokesperson said here, referring to an operation in Uri that foiled an infiltration bid along the Line of Control (LoC) on Saturday morning.

The terrorists attempted to infiltrate into the Uri sector of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district but alert soldiers engaged them, leading to an exchange of fire, Srinagar-based PRO Defence Col Emron Musavi said.

The spokesperson said a quadcopter being flown by the Pakistani Army to aid the terrorists was also spotted across the LoC and fired at, following which it withdrew.

After a brief exchange of fire between the two sides, a quadcopter was flown by the Pakistani side over the scene of the incident, the officials said.

The quadcopter was withdrawn by the Pakistanis after it was fired at by the soldiers of the Indian Army, they said.

The use of the quadcopter brings to the fore the complicity between the terrorists and the Pakistan Army in providing assistance during infiltration bids, the officials added.