(Juhi Aishwary, Journalist)
New Delhi. After the martyrdom of the Indian Army colonel in an encounter with terrorists at Handwara in Jammu and Kashmir, Pakistan has been in awe of India’s retaliation. Taking an important step, the Pakistani Air Force has intensified patrolling of jets in its area. Top government sources told that Pakistan was already conducting an air exercise at the time of this terror attack, about which India was also aware.
Top government sources have reported that soon after the colonel was martyred, the Pakistani Air Force included fighter jets including the F-16 and JF-17 in its patrol planes, which were constantly monitored by our surveillance platforms. Later Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan tweeted about the false flag operation by India. He said this after India’s statement that Pakistan was behind the violence in India.
Imran Khan tweeted, in which he wrote- ‘I am warning the world about the continuous efforts of India on the pretext of false flag operation targeting Pakistan, the latest allegations of’ infiltration ‘across the LoC in this dangerous agenda Sources said that after increasing activities from Pakistan, it seems that on the behest of Pakistan, they will see the rise in violence in the Kashmir Valley.
Significantly, in the last few years, the Indian Army has retaliated after major terrorist attacks, such as the Uri attack and the Pulwama suicide attack, the army retaliated.
5 soldiers, including Colonel, were martyred in Handwara terror attack
On the morning of May 3, the entire nation was shaken up when it was reported that five people including Colonel and Major were involved in an encounter that started on Saturday (2 May) to rescue the villagers trapped in the clutches of militants in Handwara in North Kashmir’s Kupwara district. The security personnel was martyred. The martyrs also include a sub-inspector of the state police. Hyder, a notorious Lashkar-e-Taiba commander in a 17-hour encounter, collapsed with his companions.
Army Chief General MM Narwane has said that Pakistan is still working on its short-sighted and insignificant agenda of pushing terrorists into India. Until he abandons his policy of government-sponsored terrorism, we will continue to respond fairly and accurately. The Chief of Army Staff said in an exclusive interview that India will respond to all violations of the ceasefire and all acts supporting terrorism.