DGMO Speaks to Pak Counterpart on Terrorists’ Movement Along LoC

Weapons have been recovered from the slain militants.

Army’s Director General of Military Operations (DGMO) Lt Gen AK Bhatia on Thursday spoke to his Pakistani counterpart and conveyed India’s concerns over movement of terrorists along the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir.

“The DGMO spoke to the Pakistan Army DGMO this morning. He expressed concern regarding the movement of terrorists noticed along the Line of Control (LoC),” Army sources said.

The conversation came amid an ongoing encounter between security forces and militants holed up inside a house in Awantipora area of Kashmir's Pulwama district.

A top Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorist, identified as Jahangir Ahamd Ganaie, was killed in the encounter apart from another terrorist.

The Pakistani DGMO was also informed about the repatriation of two Pakistani nationals apprehended in Uri.

“The individuals will be repatriated through Wagah border on 10 March,” said the sources.

The NIA on Wednesday had handed over to the army two Pakistani youths whom it had arrested in connection with the last year's terror attack on a military base in Uri that had killed 19 soldiers.