Military Op in dense forests of Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch enters day 9

[FPK File Photo/Vikar Syed]

Srinagar: A military operation against militants in dense forests of Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch district has entered 9th day, making it one of the deadliest for India’s military in the region.

Nine armed forces personnel, including two Junior Commissioned Officers or JCOs, have been killed in the operation since last Monday.

Army chief General MM Naravane is on a two-day visit of Jammu region during which he will visit the forward areas along the Line of Control.

Home Minister Amit shah is also likely to visit Jammu and Kashmir on October 22.

The fighting in the 8-9 km stretch of thick forest has continued despite a massive combing operation, a tight cordon and intense shelling.


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