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Watch: Indian Army releases video of Pakistan BAT infiltration bid in Hajipir sector

Amid the rising tensions between India and Pakistan post the revocation of Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir, Pakistan has activated a number of terror launch pads close to the Indian posts along the LoC.

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New Delhi Updated on: September 18, 2019 12:04 IST
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Pakistan infiltration attempt to India via PoK

The Indian Army has released a new video which shows an infiltration attempt by Pakistan. In the video, Indian Army can be seen foiling the BAT (Border Action Team) action by Pakistan, as on September 12 and 13, 2019. The video also shows Indian troops launching grenades at Pakistan's SSG (Special Service Group) commandos/terrorists using Under Barrel Grenade Launchers.

Security agencies suspect the intruders could have been Border Action Team (BAT) Special Services Group commandoes of Pakistan. The incident took place near the Hajipir sector of Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK).


Earlier this month, the Army had killed two soldiers near the Hajipir sector. The dead bodies were retrieved by Pakistani troops after raising a white flag.

"In the same area, Pakistan attempted infiltration on the night of 11 and 12 September and again on 12 and 13 September. The attempt could have been BAT action as well.

"The area reportedly has Pakistani Special Services Group troops. These intruders were well-engaged resulting in one more Pakistani casualty on 12 and 13 September," said an army official.

The bid was foiled by the Indian troops by launching grenades.

A BAT intrusion had been foiled by India in the Keran sector of Jammu and Kashmir in the last week of July. The dead bodies of the five BAT commandoes lying near a forward post along the LoC are yet to be claimed by Pakistan.

 
Amid the rising tensions between India and Pakistan post the revocation of Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir, Pakistan has activated a number of terror launch pads close to the Indian posts along the LoC. 
 
These launch pads in the areas facing Gurez, Machchal, Keran, Tangdhar, Uri, Poonch, Naushera, Sunderbani, RS Pura, Ramgarh, Kathua and deploy more than 250 terrorists. 
 
Confirmed sources put the estimate number of terrorists to 150, however, estimates range between 200 to 240.
 
Meanwhile, Pakistan has begun recruitment of more terrorists, sources said, adding the militants are being trained in Muzaffarbad-Manshera-Kotli clusters. 
 
Pakistan has also moved a number of BAT teams of soldiers and terrorists close to number of posts opposite Uri, Keran, Poonch, Mendhar and Naushera sectors in Jammu and Kashmir. 
 
Upping the ante ahead of a likely high-decibel showdown with Pakistan at the United Nations next week, foreign minister S Jaishankar Tuesday had said India’s position on Pakistan-occupied Kashmir was clear and it expects to have “physical jurisdiction” over the territory one day.​

Jaishankar’s comments at a media interaction are the latest in a string of similar statements that suggest that the “status” of Jammu & Kashmir is now off the table in any discussion with Pakistan and what seemed to be political rhetoric is settling into a newer and more distinct diplomatic stance. 

“Our position on PoK is, has always been and will always be very clear. PoK is part of India and we expect one day to have physical jurisdiction over it,” Jaishankar said. 

Earlier, Union home minister Amit Shah reiterated the position while speaking in Lok Sabha. 

 
 
 

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