A picture of the last moments of the five soldiers who had martyred in an encounter with militants along the Line of Control in Kupwara in Jammu and Kashmir on April 5 have emerged.
In the touching photograph, clicked at 12.45 pm on April 4, the soldiers of the Indian Army’s Special Forces are seen getting off a helicopter on the vast expanse of snow.
Foiling an infiltration bid by the militants, they killed five terrorists at point blank range, before succumbing to their injuries. Sub Sanjeev Kumar, Hav Davendra Singh, Sepoy Bal Krishan, Sepoy Amit Kumar and Sepoy Chhatrapal Singh were the soilders who had martyred in the exchange of firing.
“…alert troops braving inclement weather and hostile terrain have so far eliminated five terrorists attempting to infiltrate across the LoC,” Colonel Rajesh Kalia had said during the encounter.
The militants had tried to enter the area for two days under the hood of the heavily snowing weather, sources said. They added that a search operation was launched and the squad came in contact with the heavily-armed terrorists at 1 PM on April 1.