It is not the first time when terrorists has taken the advantage of the situation. On 5th April, five terrorists had infiltrate throughout the Line of Control, had been killed by Army’s Special Forces (SF) commandos in an extraordinary close-quarter fight. The terrorist were air-dropped by helicopters on the snow-bound heights in Keran sector of north Kashmir.
But the success in foiling the most important infiltration try because when the Army started doing thwarting process, the snow started melting in the mountain passes. It all happened at an enormous price, with five elite 4 para-SF battalion commandos layed down their lives in the encounter at a height of round 10.000-feet.
The commonados have been recognized as Subedar Sanjeev Kumar, Havildar Devandra Singh and paratroopers Bal Krishna, Chhatrapal Singh and Amit kuar. But three of them have been martyred in the process on the encounter site. The other two surrendered to their accidents later at Srinagar hospital in the army hospital. “operation Randori Behak” Army sources mentioned “Operation Randori Behak”, that to boot involved the usage of helicopters and spy drones (unmanned aerial automobiles), was launched when the footprints of infiltrators are detected within the Jumgund house near to the LoC on April one.
Source mentioned that, ““The anti-infiltration fence had been submerged by the snow in the area, with all routes being cut off amidst the razor-sharp ridge lines there. During the intensive search operations, ‘contact’ was established with the terrorists four times but they managed to escape, once by jumping off a ledge.” With the help of visuals obtained from UAVs, some of Para-SF squads move ahead by helicopters towards the realm. Early morning on Sunday, the five-member team headed by Subedar Sanjeev Kumar accidently climbed onto the cornice, and left the monitoring the current footprint left behind the terrorists.
When the cornice collapsed, three of the five SF troopers fell right into the slopy slender valleywith the cornice. The source mentioned that, ““As luck would have it, the five terrorists were hiding in that particular ‘nullah’…despite their fall, the three soldiers and the two others engaged the terrorists at virtually point-blank range in the ensuing hand-to-hand combat.”
The five terrorist were shot down in the fight. While the three troopers were killed in the fight at the spot, the other two surrendered to the accident after being taken to the hospital. The source mentioned that, “The close combat can be gauged from the fact soldiers and the terrorists were found within two to three meters of each other at the site.”