Keran: Indian Army recovers arms with 'Made in Pakistan' tag

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Srinagar, Oct 8: The Indian Army is said to be conducting final operations in Keran sector of Jammu and Kashmir's Kupwara district, where 30 to 40 militants and Pakistan special forces' troops had infiltrated.

Many weapons and ammunition recovered carry 'Made in Pakistan' tag

The operations in Shalbhatti village had begun on September 24 and is still on even after a fortnight. It is reported that seven militants have been killed and a huge cache of arms and war-like stores has been recovered by the Indian Army troops.

The anti-infiltration operation has entered its 15th day on Tuesday and like earlier, the government once again denied that the situation was like Kargil War of 1999.

"We conducted search operations in the sector and recovered war-like stores of arms and ammunitions," Officiating Brigadier General Staff (BGS) Col Sanjay Mitra told reporters in Srinagar on Monday.

Among the ammo recovered include AK-47 rifles, pistols, one sniper rifle, 20 UBGL grenades, radio-sets and other war-like stores. Some medicines and food items were also found.

Many of the weapons and ammunition recovered carry the 'Made in Pakistan' tag.

Army recovers 'Made in Pakistan' arms

The Centre meanwhile said maintaining sanctity of the Line of Control (LoC) was of "primary importance".

"We have repeatedly emphasised that the maintenance of sanctity of Line of Control is of primary importance. Even at the last meeting between Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, this issue was re- emphasised. As regard to the current situation, our armed forces who are responsible of sanctity undertaking currently appropriate necessary measures....Based on the outcome of those efforts, we will take the further necessary action, as appropriate," a spokesperson in the External Affairs Ministry said

The Directors General of Military Operations of India and Pakistan will be talking today, as part of their routing contacts.

With PTI inputs

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