- Five Special Forces soldiers were killed in a major encounter on Sunday
- Soldiers fell in exact area where terrorists were hiding
- Army releases drone footage of a major Indian retaliation
Five days after five Special Forces soldiers were killed in a major high altitude encounter in Jammu and Kashmir's Kupwara, the Indian Army released drone footage of a major Indian retaliation in the same sector.
The aerial footage shows a Pakistani Army ammunition dump being hit by Indian Bofors artillery guns.
The video shows multiple explosions.
According to Indian Army sources, Pakistani terror launch pads, gun positions and an ammunition dump were targeted across the Line of Control.
The army says the targets were precisely hit and follows an unprovoked ceasefire violation by Pakistan in the Keran sector of Kupwara.
On Sunday, a squad of five Indian Army Special Forces soldiers engaged and eliminated four Pakistani terrorists in the Kupwara sector but were also killed in the encounter.
A fifth terrorist who escaped from the encounter site was eliminated by soldiers near the Line of Control.
The operation called Randori Behak began on April 1, three days before the Special Forces commandos were called in.
Soldiers deployed in the Battalion manning the defences of Kupwara repeatedly picked up and lost track of the terrorists as they infiltrated across the Line of Control.
On April 3, soldiers picked up the trail at 4:30 pm and again at 6:30 pm on April 4.
On April 5, around dawn, the Special Forces squad had ventured onto a cornice, an overhanging patch of hardened snow with no underlying support. The cornice broke under the weight of two soldiers.
The soldiers fell in the exact area where the terrorists were hiding and a gunfight followed in which the terrorists were killed.
The soldiers who lost their lives were Sub Sanjeev Kumar, Hav. Davendra Singh, Sepoy Bal Krishan, Sepoy Amit Kumar and Sepoy Chhatrapal Singh.