The Indian Army on Tuesday foiled an attack by Pakistan Army-backed militants in the Keran sector of Line of Control (LoC).
At least seven intruders backed by Pakistan's Border Action Team (BAT) tried to infiltrate the LOC, an attempt thwarted by the security forces. (Photo: AP/Representational- Indian soldier)
BATs, an acronym for Border Action Teams, are militant groups that infiltrate into India with the help of the Pakistan Army. BATs typically carry out attacks on Indian Army personnel before retreating to Pakistan. Several jawans have allegedly been beheaded by BATs. (Photo: AFP/ Indian Jawan)
The intrusion took place a day after Army chief Gen Bipin Rawat warned Pakistan that surgical strikes on terror launch pads across the LoC could be repeated, if necessary, seeking to send a stern message. Image: PTI/Representational
He said cross-border infiltration will continue because camps across the Line of Control, from where terrorists are launched, are still operational, and warned that the Indian Army is ready to "receive" them and keep dispatching them to their graves. PTI Photo.
"The strike was a message we wanted to communicate to them and they have understood what we mean...that things could follow up, if required," Rawat had said. Photo: AFP (File)