Pakistan’s new strategy of terror attacks raising the morale of the militant cadres in J&K
For the last three years, Pakistan has acquired a new strategy of sending militants directly from the launch pads along the LoC and International Border to carry out Fidayeen attacks in sensitive regions of Jammu and Kashmir and Punjab. The newly incorporated strategy seems to be serving a two-fold purpose for the Pakistan military and agencies. In the last couple of months, Indian Security forces have suffered casualties in the frequent attacks carried out by Pakistan. Apart from this, the attacks also boost the morale of the active militant cadres in Jammu and Kashmir.
Here’s a list of the sensational cross border attacks in the past couple of months in which nearly 25 terrorists left as many as 57 dead and several injured.
July 27, 2015- Seven people were left dead, including a superintendent of police and many were injured severely in Gurdaspur after an audacious Fidayeen attack was carried out by a newly infiltrated group of three militants. After a fierce operation that lasted for over 11 hours, all three were gunned down by the Security forces.
March 20, 2015- Two attackers dressed in Indian Army uniform had crossed the IB and after hijacking a jeep, stormed a police station in Kathua district of Jammu. Four people were killed in the major terror attack.
March 21, 2015- Grenades were lobbed at an army installation by two terrorists in Samba near Jammu. Both the terrorists were killed by the forces.
December 5, 2014- Seventeen people including eight Army men- a Lieutenant Colonel, three J&K policemen and six newly infiltrated fidayeen were killed in a terror attack at Mohra in the garrison town of Uri. The fidayeens had crossed the LoC from Pakistan into Uri.
November 27, 2014- An army bunker near the International border was attacked by a newly infiltrated group of Fidayeen attacks. Three soldiers including a junior commissioned officer and three civilians were left dead in Arnia sector of Jammu division in the fierce gunfight.
March 28, 2014- Two audacious attacks were carried out by heavily armed fidayeen militants in Dayalachak and Janglote areas of Kathua district. Three people, including a soldier were killed and four others were injured in the gun battle that lasted for over 10 hours in the forests of Janglote.
May 19, 2014- Pakistani Border Action Team attacked the Indian army patrol leaving one Sepoy dead and two injured at Akhnoor Sector in Jammu division.
September 26, 2013- Two audacious attacks by the Fidayeen militants were carried out within 72 hours of PM Manmohan Singh’s meeting with his Pakistani counterpart. 12 people were left dead in Samba and Kathua districts of Jammu and Kashmir, including a lieutenant colonel of the Army. Seven others were injured severely including the commanding officer of the army camp in the incident.
August 6, 2013- A group of militants breached the LoC amd ambushed the Indian army patrol killing five soldiers and wounding another in Poonch sector of Jammu division.
January 8,2013- Pak Amry’s Border Action Team crossed the LoC into Indian side and beheaded Lance Naik Hemraj and badly severed the head of Lance Naik Sudhakar Singh of 13Rajputana Riffles before fleeting to their side of LoC.