Two extra troopers have been injured at this time within the encounter, which is underway within the dense forests of Kokernag in Jammu and Kashmir’s Anantnag district.
The military and the police launched a joint search operation to search out the terrorists late at evening on Tuesday. The fierce encounter broke out within the early hours of Wednesday.
The Basic-Officer-Commanding (GOC) of the Chinar Corps, Lt Basic Rajiv Ghai and the GOC of the Victor Power, Maj Basic Balbir Singh are carefully monitoring the operations and stated the terrorists is not going to be spared.
The anti-terror operation has been intensified by the military and the Jammu and Kashmir police, and new-generation weapons and gadgets are getting used to pin the terrorists down. The forces are additionally utilizing the strike-capable Heron drones within the operation that has been underway for over 40 hours.
The Military, Police Joint-Operation
On the evening of September 12-13, a joint search operation by the military and the Jammu and Kashmir police was launched, and a cordon was laid looking for two to 3 terrorists within the Garol village space of Anantnag, officers stated.
Following an in depth search, the forces ascertained that the terrorists have been in a hideout within the increased reaches of the village within the dense forest space.
Colonel Manpreet Singh, led the search column of 19 RR, with Main Aashish Dhonchak, the commander of the Kokernag firm of 19 RR, accompanying him within the operation. They moved by the entrants and rugged terrain of the forests.
Round midday yesterday, the column got here below heavy fireplace from the terrorists who have been hiding. The search column retaliated and engaged, however within the fierce gunfight, Colonel Singh, Main Dhonchak and DSP Himanyun Bhat suffered gunshot wounds and later died because of the accidents.
Colonel Manpreet Singh, Sena Medal (Gallantry), was the Commanding Officer of the 19 Rashtriya Rifles Unit (19 RR) and Main Aashish Dhonchak, Sena Medal (Gallantry), was the corporate commander of 19 RR. Himanyun Muzamil Bhat was a Deputy Superintendent (DySP) within the Jammu and Kashmir Police.
Jammu and Kashmir Lt Governor Manoj Sinha at this time laid a wreath to pay homage to the military officers in Srinagar. The our bodies of the officers might be transported by a particular plane to their native hometowns.
The military stated the our bodies of the officers have been retrieved by a specialised operation within the treacherous terrain of Kokernag.