Heavy firing and explosions were reported from Bhatta Durrian forest of Mendhar which along with nearby forest areas adjoining Surankote (Poonch) and Thanamandi in Rajouri district is witnessing a massive search operation.
In 1948, the Indian Army valiantly prevented the fall of Srinagar and thus the fall of the entire J&K but this gave a permanency to the Kashmir 'problem', says military historian, Shiv Kunal Verma.
On October 12, five army personnel, including a Junior Commissioned Officer (JCO), were killed in an encounter in Surankote area of Poonch district.
Five soldiers, including a JCO, lost their lives when a group of heavily-armed terrorists opened fire on an army search party in a village close to Dera Ki Gali (DKG) in Surankote early on Monday.
The hiding ultras opened heavy fire on the search parties resulting in critical injuries to a JCO and four other ranks
The security forces had launched a cordon and search operation in Tulran, Imamsahab area of Shopian, in South Kashmir on Monday evening, after receiving specific inputs about the presence of militants in the area.
The terrorists fired indiscriminately on noticing the movement of the army search party, causing critical injuries to the five jawans.
The talks took place on the Chushul-Moldo border point on the Chinese side of the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in eastern Ladakh on Sunday and they lasted for around eight-and-half hours.
Two militants were killed and a policeman was injured during encounters in Jammu and Kashmir's Anantnag and Bandipora districts on Monday.
The Supreme Court has issued orders for granting admission to girls in the Rashtriya Indian Military College (RIMC), an Inter-Services Institute for boys situated in Doon Valley, Dehradun.