Jammu and Kashmir News
In the latest firing episode that broke out in the forests of Kupwara on Tuesday, a soldier and an unidentified militant were killed, while four soldiers were injured. After the firing stopped, a massive search operation started in the vast forestland and is still underway to track the militants.
Machil has been the favorite route for militants to infiltrate the Valley despite being well-guarded by the Army. The troops of 28 Mountain Division in Kupwara are assigned to guard the LoC from Tangdhar to Gurez, including Machil.
The launching pad on the other side of Kishenganga in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) always gives these elements an opportunity to infiltrate either through the Machil sector or neighboring Shalbathu in the Keran sector.
Adjacent to the Keran sector lies Tangdhar which of late has emerged as a major infiltration route.