Srinagar: A total of four terrorists were killed and three Indian soldiers were martyred in Nowgam operation, as per reports on Sunday.
The operation had started yesterday.
Tweeting about the operation, the Army confirmed:
Update Naugam ops; Total 4 terrorists eliminated before they could infiltrate frm Pak controlled territory. 1 soldier martyred today @adgpi
— NorthernComd.IA (@NorthernComd_IA) May 21, 2017
It was reported yesterday that two militants and two soldiers had been killed in a fierce encounter as the Army had foiled an infiltration bid in Naugam sector of the Line of Control (LoC) in Kashmir.
"An infiltration bid was foiled by alert troops along the LoC in Naugam sector. Two infiltrating terrorists were killed," an Army official had told PTI.
He had added that two soldiers had attained martyrdom in the operation.
Northern Command, Indian Army had also tweeted yesterday:
— NorthernComd.IA (@NorthernComd_IA) May 20, 2017
Meanwhile, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said today that the NDA government would find a permanent solution to the Kashmir issue.
Addressing a public reception in Sikkim, Singh said that Pakistan had been trying to destabilise India by fomenting trouble in Kashmir.
"But I want to tell all of you that our government will find a permanent solution to the Kashmir issue," he said, without elaborating.
"Kashmir is ours, Kashmiris are ours and Kashmiriyat is also ours. We will find a permanent solution to Kashmir," Singh said.
Referring to the 2014 swearing-in ceremony of the Modi government, the HM said leaders of all neighbouring countries, including Pakistan, were invited to show that the new government wanted to have friendly relations with all countries.
However, he said, there had been no change in Pakistan's attitude towards India and it wanted to destabilise India.
"We hope that Pakistan will change. If it does not change, we have to change them. After globalisation, one country can't destabilise another country as the international community will not forget it," he said.
(With PTI inputs)