Pulwama, June 24: A search operation has been initiated by the Indian defence forces to trace and eliminate terrorists reportedly hiding in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district. According to reports, the operation was started early on Monday at Tumluhal village located in Pulwama. The forces have received some inputs about the presence of terrorist. Jammu & Kashmir: Four Militants Killed in Encounter With Security Forces in Shopian.
A joint team of forces comprising 55 Rashtriya Rifles, Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) and Special Operations Group (SOG) launched a search operation in the area. Reports state that all exit points have been seals and door-to-door searches are being conducted. On Sunday, four terrorists were gunned down in Shopian's Daramdor village. The terrorists belonged to the Ansar Gazwatul Hind group. Anantnag Encounter: Army Soldier Martyred, Two JeM Militants Killed
On Saturday, Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Bipin Rawat said that troops deployed in Jammu and Kashmir are fulling prepared to meet any security challenges. As per defence ministry statement, Rawat accompanied by Lt Gen Ranbir Singh, Army Commander, Northern Command visited troops in Akhnoor sector.
"General Bipin Rawat, Chief of Army Staff (COAS), accompanied by Lt Gen Ranbir Singh, Army Commander, Northern Command visited troops in the Akhnoor sector and said that he is fully satisfied with the operational preparedness of troops to meet all security challenges," the statement said.