On Monday the Indian Army hit back at Pakistan in retaliation to the unprovoked firing. The Army said that seven Pakistani soldiers including a Major had been killed in action along the Line of Control in Janglote area opposite the Mendhar sector.
Securing the borders will be a key focus for India this year. The Indian Army has gained a major advantage in Jammu and Kashmir and during the year 2018, the challenge would be to ensure that there is no let up in terms of security.
The incident across the Line of Control was reminiscent of the surgical strikes that India carried out. The Indian Army launched a strike across the LoC and killed three Pakistani soldiers. This was in retaliation to an attack by Pakistan in which four Indian soldiers were killed.
The Indian Army put out some statistics on Friday which revealed that there were around 80 terrorists that were killed in the Kashmir Valley in the past six months.
The Mudhol Hound from Karnataka will be the first desi dog to make it to the Indian Army. The Indian Army which uses German Shepherds, Great Swiss Mountain dog and Labradors is all set to induct the desi Mudhol Hound.
It has been one year since India carried out a surgical strike across the Line of Control and targeted Pakistan sponsored terrorist groups. The strikes were carried out on the intervening night of September 28-29 2016.
The encounter carried out by the Indian Army against the NSCN-K shows that the forces have adopted a zero tolerance policy towards insurgency. The aggression with which the strike was carried out shows that the Army is not prepared to go easy on infiltrations. The NSCN-K has been on the downward swing since the Army hit its based two years back following the Manipur attack, the outfit carried out. Moreover the death of its chief S Khaplang has also demoralised the outfit a great deal.
In the year 2015, 20 soldiers of the Dogra Regiment were martyred at Manipur. It was termed as one of the deadliest attacks on the Indian Army in the past two decades. National Security Advisor, Ajit Doval took stock of the situation and during that meeting, he said the time had come to hit back hard.
A major tragedy was averted on Sunday at Uri. Security forces were fully on guard when a bunch of fidayeens launched an attack at Uri similar to one that took place last year in which 19 soldiers were martyred.
The Uri attack was a grim reminder that security cannot be lax at anytime. A year has gone by since that horrific attack in which 19 soldiers were martyred. A group of four terrorists on September 18 infiltrated the Army Brigade headquarters in Uri near the Line of Control and carried out the attack.