Srinagar, October 27: One soldier was killed in an exchange of fire with a heavily armed group of infiltrating militants from across the Line of Control in Tangdhar sector in Kupwara district on Thursday.
Reports said that the alert troops intercepted a group of militants trying to sneak into this side of the LoC and targeted them after asking them to surrender . The militants, instead, opened heavy gun fire.
The infiltration bid was foiled, but one soldier lost his life .
Pakistan has intensified the infiltration bids of armed terrorists from its launching pads post September 29th surgical strikes in Pakistan occupied Kashmir in which several terrorists, belonging mostly to Lashkar-e-Toiba group were killed.
Indian army has heightened its vigil along the borders to foil the infiltrators bid to sneak into this side of the LoC.
There are more than 300 terrorists waiting to infiltrate from the launching pads across the LoC under the direct patronage of Pakistan army.