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Army launched search operation on LoC amid fears of infiltration in Uri, intensive search is being done

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The Indian Army on Sunday launched a search operation along the Line of Control (LoC) after detecting some suspicious movement in North Kashmir’s Uri sector. However, no contact has been established yet, and the army is not sure whether the infiltrators have entered Uri or returned to Pakistan-occupied Kashmir.

Defense spokesman Col. Amaron Masawi has confirmed that suspicious activity was detected along the LoC on the intervening night of 18/19 September. “Searching the area is on,” he said.

Infiltration attempts along the Line of Control in North Kashmir, especially from Uri, Nowgam, Tangdar, Keran, Machil and Gurez sectors, have declined significantly this year. Officers from 19 infantry and 27 infantry divisions of the Army, which are responsible for keeping a watch on the Line of Control from Uri to Gurez, have also acknowledged the decline in infiltration attempts from across the Line of Control.

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A senior army officer posted in north Kashmir said, “The guard cannot be lowered as we do not know when things may turn volatile. Our jawans are under constant surveillance. It is the tight vigil along the LoC that has stopped the infiltration attempts.”

Officials said the months of September and October are always crucial for infiltration attempts as passes and ridges are usually used for infiltration due to heavy snowfall. Official sources, however, said that several infiltration attempts were made in Kashmir from different regions in the last few months.

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