Search for suspected terrorists continues in J&K’s Rajouri

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An official said on Wednesday (October 23) that the Army continued its search operation a day after a Junior Commissioned Officer (JCO) was killed in a gunfight with terrorists.

Those terrorists had sneaked into the Indian territory and took cover when the Pakistani side opened fire, in Jammu and Kashmir’s Rajouri district, the official said.

“A suspicious movement of terrorists was observed along the Line of Control (LoC) in the Kalal belt of Nowshera sector on Tuesday (October 22). The movement was supported by firing from Pakistani troops which drew strong retaliation from the Indian Army,” the official said.

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The official stated that a JCO of the Army was critically injured in the gunfight and later succumbed to injuries. The JCO, Naib Subedar Valte Sunil Ravsaheb (40) was from Dahigaon village in Maharashtra’s Ahmednagar district. He is survived by his wife.

“He was a brave, highly motivated and sincere soldier. The nation will always remain indebted to him for the supreme sacrifice and devotion to duty,” the official added.

(With inputs from agencies)