Few days after the operations in Naugam, Indian Army on Friday said that Pakistani markings were found on grenades seized from four slain terrorists in Naugam sector of Kashmir on Thursday. He said it confirmed the complicity of the neighbouring country in abetting terrorism.
“Four terrorists were eliminated by Army on the LoC in Naugam sector on 06 Oct 16. Pakistan Ordinance factory markings on the hand grenades and the UBGL grenades recovered from the terrorists, confirms Pakistan complicity in abetting and equipping terrorism,” said Northern Command, in the release posted on its official Twitter account.
“The hand grenades recovered are ARGES 84 which are manufactured by Pakistan Ordinance Factory. Pakistan origin markings are also seen on the medicines and eatable items recovered,” the release said.
“A large number of highly inflammable material, like six plastic explosive slabs, bottles of petroleum jelly, six bottles of inflammable liquid and six lighters were also recovered. Similar types of inflammable material was recovered at Poonch Incident of 11 September and Uri Incident of 18 September,” the release added.
Indian Army has been guarding the borders area has in the intervening night of October five and six foiled three infiltration bids along the LoC. The infiltration were attempted: two in Naugam sector and one in Rampur — of North Kashmir, killing four terrorists.
The Northern Command also listed other items recovered from the terrorists including- 1) AK 47 Rifles – 04 (2) Magazine AK 47- 16 (3) AMN -349 Rds (4) Radio set- 1 (5) GPS- 1 (6) Binocular- 1 (7) Wire cutter -2 (8) Samsung mobile – 1 (9) Rain Ponchos & Haversack- 4(each) (10) First Aid kit (11) Clothing and eatable items.
Tension erupted between Indian and Pakistan following the Uri attack and surgical strikes. Army had carried out surgical strikes on September 29, crossing over the LoC in Kupwara sector in the Kashmir Valley and Poonch in Jammu region, destroying launch pads meant for terrorists. Government had claimed that nearly a dozen terrorists were killed in Kel, Lipa and Bhimber Gali and given a quiet burial.