Srinagar: 52 kilograms of explosive was seized from the Jammu-Srinagar highway during a visit of Chief of Army Staff, General Manoj Mukund Naravane, to Jammu and Kashmir. Therefore, a plot for a repeat of Pulwama attack has been busted. The security forces had busted a similar plot six months ago.
On Thursday, the security forces found 52 kilograms of explosives in a water tanker in the Karewa area of Gadikal, in Jammu and Kashmir. The explosives were stored in 416 packets of 125 grams each. The military informed that 50 detonators also were seized from another tank. A military official informed that the explosives are of the Super 90 category.
Last year, in February, 40 soldiers had been martyred in a horrific suicide attack on the CRPF convoy. The explosives seized on Thursday were found only nine kilometres from the Pulwama attack site. Before this, a car loaded with explosives had been located, six months ago. A thrilling chase ensued. The terrorists abandoned the car at a deserted location and escaped. There were 45 kilograms of explosives in the car. The explosives were connected to an IED. The security forces destroyed the explosives through a controlled explosion.
Since the last few months, the security forces are carrying out aggressive actions against terrorists. Three terrorists were killed by the security forces, even on Thursday. Dilbagh Singh, the Director-General of Jammu and Kashmir police informed that 177 terrorists had been killed in Jammu and Kashmir in the current year.
Pakistan-based terrorist organisations have become restless because of the aggressive actions by the security forces. They are making frantic efforts to carry out terrorist attacks in Jammu and Kashmir. But the plots of these attacks are being foiled due to the alertness of the security forces.
Meanwhile, Army Chief General Naravane is on a visit to Jammu and Kashmir, and he reviewed the war preparedness of the Indian Army on the Line of Control. General Naravane praised the courage of the Indian soldiers, who are giving a fitting reply to the Pakistani firing, even in adverse weather conditions. General Naravane also took cognisance of the effective technologies used by the soldiers on the Line of Control.