Srinagar, Nov 19: Compliments the officers and troops for meticulously planned operations, General Officer Commanding-in-Chief (GOC-in-C) Northern Command, Lieutenant General Upenrda Dwivedi visit Rajouri and Kulgam and met the soldiers and J&K Police officers.
“COURAGE & PRECISION PREVAILS’ #LtGenUpendraDwivedi, #ArmyCdrNC visited troops deployed in the Counter-Terrorism grid at Budhal, #Rajouri and Kulgam, #Anantnag. The Army Cdr complimented the Cdrs, troops & @JmuKmrPolice for their meticulous planning, jointmanship & synergy, displayed in precise execution & successful conduct of operations in eliminating six terrorists & recovery of war-like stores. #IndianArmy stands by its commitment to keep #JammuKashmir terror-free. @adgpi @HQ_IDS_India
@OfficeOfLGJandK,” Northern Command-Indian Army posted on X.
They also posted pictures of Lt Gen Dwivedi meeting the troops and officers.
GoC 15 Corps Lt Gen Rajiv Ghai, Deputy Inspector General of Police South Kashmir Range (SKR), Rayees Muhammad Bhat, accompanied him.
J&K Police, 9 Para, 34 RR and CRPF killed five Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) terrorists in Kulgam district on Friday in one of the fiercest gunfights this year in J&K.
Police officials said that among the killed terrorists some were involved in attacks on Pandits and migrant labourers earlier this year.
All five terrorists identified as Sameer Ahmad Sheikh, Danish Hameed Thokar, Ubaid Padder and Hanzla Shah from Shopian, and Yasir Bhat from Kulgam were local residents, Police said.
Security forces on Friday killed a terrorist in a forest area of Budhal in Rajouri district and recovered some arms and ammunition from the site of encounter, officials said.
“Based on specific information, a joint operation was launched by Rajouri Police, army, special forces and Central Reserved Police Force (CRPF) in the general area Behrote top in Budhal,” Police said.
“While moving towards a house where the terrorist was hiding, he started firing on the security forces from inside. The exchange of fire continued for some time and the terrorist was killed in the ensuing operation,” Police said.
Police identified him as a foreign terrorist.
An AK 47 assault rifle, three AK magazines, three grenades, and a pouch were recovered from the site, officials said.