Indian Army foiled a suspected Border Action Team (BAT) action by the Pakistan Army along the Line of Control (LoC) in Kupwara district of J&k.
Today at early morning suspicious activity was observed of 3-4 intruders by alert troops, close to forward post along LoC.
Timely action by the troops averted an infiltration bid. The area is being searched and surveillance under progress. Few days back only Indian army has foiled ammunition smuggling at Line of Control.
The BAT comprises of the special forces of Pakistan and acts under the cover of shelling by Pakistani troops. There have been several BAT attacks in the past in which Indian jawans have been martyred.
In January 2013, Lance Naik Hemraj was killed and his body mutilated by a BAT. In June 2008, a soldier of the 2/8 Gorkha Rifles lost his way and was captured by a Pakistani Border Action Team (BAT) in Kel sector. His body was found after a few day.