Army launches searches in north Kashmir
Srinagar, Nov 5: Army on Friday launched major combing operations in Lolab and Keran Sector in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district.
Army’s 8 Dogra this morning cordoned off a vast portion of forested Datta Gali along the line of Control (LoC) in Keran sector following inputs about the possible infiltration attempt by militants, a local news agency said.
Simultaneously, Army’s 18 Rashtriya Rifles started search operation in Bumas forest area in Lolab area. The twin operations were going on when the last reports came in, the news agency added.
Meanwhile, Indian and Pakistani troops deployed along the Line of Control exchanged
sweets and dry fruits on the occasion of Diwali, at Chakan-Da-Bagh crossing point in Jammu's Poonch district on Friday.
Soon after the gates of Chakan-Da-Bagh crossing point opened this morning, Indian troops led by Colonel VP Kristopal, handed over boxes of sweets and dry fruits to their Pakistani counterparts as a goodwill gesture on Diwali, officials said.
From the Pakistani side, troops led by Colonel Omar Gul also handed over packets of sweets and dry fruits to Indian army officers.
During the brief function, Col Gul expressed greetings and good wishes to the people of India on behalf of his unit and citizens of Pakistan, officials said.
Lastupdate on : Fri, 5 Nov 2010 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Fri, 5 Nov 2010 18:30:00 GMT
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