Five Special Forces soldiers killed after eliminating 5 terrorists in ‘hand to hand’ combat at LoC

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Five Special Forces personnel of the Indian Army were killed in action in Jammu & Kashmir’s Keran sector after eliminating five terrorists in a “hand to hand battle” on Saturday. The terrorists had infiltrated from Pakistan.

The slain soldiers have been identified as Subedar Sanjeev Kumar, Havildar Davendra Singh, Paratrooper Bal Krishan, Paratrooper Amit Kumar and Paratrooper Chhatrapal Singh.

The Army had had launched a daring operation at the Line of Control and engaged Pak supported infiltrators in a Close Quarter Battle in heavy snow, neutralising the entire infiltrating batch of five.

Four soldiers under the command of a Junior Commissioned Officer from one of the most professional Para SF Units were heli dropped near the LoC after information on the infiltrators was received. An intense hand to hand battle ensued and all five terrorists were eliminated.

In this battle, however, the Army lost five of its soldiers– three on the site and two more succumbed while they were airlifted to a nearby military hospital.

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