SRINAGAR, 1 OCT: Officials say a large cache of rifles and ammunition was found during a joint operation by Jammu and Kashmir Police and the Indian army in the Machil region of north Kashmir’s Kupwara district.
“In a significant joint operation conducted by Kupwara Police and the Indian Army, a substantial cache of arms and ammunition was unearthed in the Poshmargi area of Machhal” , a police official said in a statement.
According to the statement, the operation was launched based on particular information input generated by Kupwara Police, demonstrating our security forces’ unshakable commitment to maintaining peace and security in the region.
On the afternoon of September 30, 2023, a meticulously planned operation began in the suspected region, distinguished by its difficult terrain and the ever-present threat posed by anti-national elements.” Kupwara Police and the Indian Army worked together with precision and dedication, demonstrating their determination to protect the nation.
During the exhaustive search operation, a natural cave yielded a treasure trove of arms and ammunition that had been illicitly transported across the Line of Control (LoC)”, reads the statement, adding that the haul included; 1 AK Series Rifle, 4 AK Magazines, 2 UBGL (Under Barrel Grenade Launcher), 2 Hand Grenades, 26 UBGL Grenades, 2088 rounds of 7.62 mm AK ammunition, 1 Silen
This astounding discovery is a testament to the Police and Army’s vigilance and proactive stance in preventing the inflow of arms and ammunition into the hands of terrorists operating in the region.” It demonstrates our soldiers’ determination to thwart any attempt to undermine peace and security in the valley,” according to the statement.
The recovery operation demonstrates our security forces’ commitment to protecting our borders and ensuring the safety of our citizens.” Their unwavering efforts in intelligence collection and fast action have surely made our nation more safe,” the statement continues.