Rajouri (Jammu and Kashmir) [India], August 14 (ANI): India’s Northern Army Commander Lt Gen Upendra Dwivedi, on Sunday visited the forward areas in Rajouri and lauded the units for their alertness and professionalism which resulted in the neutralization of 2 heavily armed terrorists in the region.
“Lt.Gen.Upendra Dwivedi, Army Commander Northern Command, visited Forward Areas in Rajouri and interacted with troops; at Pargal post was briefed by GOC Romeo Force about operation resulting in neutralization of 2 heavily armed terrorists. He complimented the Unit for their alertness and professionalism,” said officials.
Earlier on Friday, Lt Gen Dwivedi paid a visit to the soldiers injured in a foiled suicide attack on its base here. He interacted with the injured jawans at the 166 Military Hospital.
The Indian Army on Thursday foiled a suicide attack on its base in Rajouri in which two terrorists were killed while three Army troops also lost their lives. One officer and two soldiers were also injured.
“In a terrorist attack 25 km from Rajouri, two terrorists carried out a suicide attack on an Army company operating base. Both terrorists have been killed while three own troops have lost their lives,” Indian Army officials had told ANI.
“One Officer along with two other jawans is injured in the terrorist attack and has been rushed for medical treatment,” the Army had said.
The suicide attack on the company operating base of a Rashtriya Rifles unit in Pargal located in Darhal area of Rajouri, looks like an attempt to carry out an Uri-like attack where terrorists had infiltrated in the Army camp and killed 19 soldiers, sources said.
The attempt to infiltrate the Army camp took place days ahead of the 75th Independence Day celebration in the country.
Notably, the attack came a day after three LeT terrorists were neutralised by security forces in Budgam. One of the killed terrorists was involved in the killing of civilians Rahul Bhat and Amreen Bhat. (ANI)