Indian Army Foils Infiltration Bid by Pakistan BAT in PoK, Releases Video
Indian Army foils infiltration bid in PoK (Photo Credits: ANI)

Srinagar, September 18: The Indian Army released a video clip on Wednesday showing a failed infiltration bid by Pakistani Special Services Group (SSG) commandos and terrorists or operation of Pakistan's Border Action Team (BAT) along the Line of Control (LoC). The infiltration or BAT action was attempted in the Hajipir Sector of Pakistan-occupied Kashmir between September 12-13, news agency ANI reported quoting Army sources. Pakistan Resorted to Over 2050 Unprovoked Ceasefire Violations in 2019, 21 Indians Killed: MEA.

In the video released by the Army, Indian troops are seen launching grenades at intruders (Pakistan's Special Service Group commandos/terrorists) using Under Barrel Grenade Launchers. This could be an operation of Pakistan's BAT which comprises Pakistani Army commandos as well as terrorists and carries out cross-border operations and raids across the LoC in order to ensure domination along the stretch over India. 'Accidental War' Between India And Pakistan Possible if Situation Persists in Jammu And Kashmir: Shah Mehmood Qureshi.

Watch: Indian Army Foils Infiltration Bid by Pakistan in PoK

On August 3, the Army had foiled an attempt by BAT to carry out a strike in the Keran sector on the LoC. Army sources said that heavy casualties were inflicted on the BAT and assessed that at least four possible SSG commandos were killed as the bodies were spotted close to the post on LoC where the action took place. The BAT attempt had taken place on the intervening night of July 31 and August 1. The bodies of slain BAT commandos still lie unclaimed by Pakistan.

In August alone, there had been more than 15 infiltration attempts by Pakistan. "Despite repeated denials, Pakistan has been trying to push terrorists into India," sources told ANI. On September 15, India's Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said that Pakistan has resorted to more than 2,050 unprovoked ceasefire violations so far this year in which 21 Indians have been killed.

MEA spokesperson Raveesh Kumar, in a statement, said that India has repeatedly called upon Pakistan to adhere to the 2003 ceasefire understanding and maintain peace and tranquillity along the Line of Control and the International Border. Indian forces exercise maximum restraint and respond to unprovoked violations and attempts at cross border terrorist infiltration, he said.