On Saturday, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh will visit Jammu to assess the security situation in the Jammu region. Defence Minister Rajnath Singh is visiting Jammu on Saturday to assess the security situation, according to ANI, a day after five Indian soldiers were killed in an encounter in Rajouri. According to the news agency, Army Chief Gen Manoj Pande would also visit Jammu alongside Singh to assess the security situation. Northern Army Commander Lt Gen Upendra Dwivedi has already arrived on the scene, according to ANI, citing defence sources.
Lt Gen Upendra Dwivedi, the Northern Army Commander, is already on the field to assess the operational situation in the continuing operations at Kandi in Rajouri, where contact with militants has been re-established. According to ANI, he was briefed on all aspects of the operations by ground commanders.
This comes just one day after five soldiers were killed in a shootout with terrorists in Rajouri’s Kandi neighbourhood in Jammu & Kashmir. In retribution for intelligence-based operations to flush out a cell of terrorists on Friday, the terrorists detonated an explosive device, injuring one soldier and killing five others. According to the Army, two soldiers were killed early, and three of four injured soldiers died subsequently as a result of their injuries.
Meanwhile, security personnel have neutralised one terrorist in two confrontations in Jammu and Kashmir’s Baramulla and Rajouri. According to the Kashmir Zone Police, the assassinated terrorist has been identified as Abid Wani, a resident of Yarhol Babapora Kulgam and a member of the banned terror organisation LeT. Incriminating materials, including an AK-47 rifle, have also been discovered, according to police.