Keran Encounter: 5 Militants Killed, 5 Jawans Martyred in J&K

Five army personnel were martyred and five militants were killed in a fierce encounter between security forces and a Pakistan-backed terrorist group that had infiltrated from across the Line of Control in Keran sector of north Kashmir. Also Read – ‘Don’t Listen to News Too Much, Spend Quality Time With Family,’ J-K Administration Advises People

“It was an Op conducted over 5 days. Infiltration happened on April 1, it was detected immediately,” said Srinagar-based 15 Corps Commander Lt Gen BS Raju while speaking on Operation Rangdouri Behak where five Army troops lost their lives. Also Read – Jammu And Kashmir: Security Forces Foil Infiltration Attempt, Kill 9 Terrorists in 24 Hours

“This act of Pakistan is especially reprehensible when the world is fighting COVID-19, and here is Pakistan which is aiding and abetting infiltration,” he said. Also Read – Jammu and Kashmir: 4 Militants Killed in Encounter With Security Forces in Kulgam

One of the soldiers who took part in the encounter explained, while speaking to news agency ANI, on how team leader JCO Subedar Sanjeev Kumar and the jawans eliminated the terrorists in close quarter combat after they were face to face there.



  1. The death toll is now 8 Indian soldiers dead. Salute to the 8 brave Indian warriors. Deepest condolences to their family and loved ones. However the deaths of 8 jawans is too many, especially since this was an operation that lasted 5 days. This was not a sudden ambush by the enemy. Pulwama, Uri, Pathankot and now Keran have seen high casualty rates among Indian troops. Kulgam was successful because the 4 dead terrorists were locked inside a house. No Indian troops died. There needs to be more training on stealth during combat patrols. The enemy must be detected and eliminated stealthily and silently. Considering the vast amounts of money spent on early warning and detection (drones, sensors, border fences, satellite imagery) the 8 casualties suffered is unforgivable. In comparison the terrorists have much less resources. How is it that they can create so much death and damage with such basic resources?

    Retaliation is a must. The Indian Armed Forces must give an overwhelming response. It must be forceful and cause maximum damage. There is no need for airstrikes when India has Brahmos and other accurate missiles which can do the job precisely. Multiple terrorist targets must be taken out completely including the homes of the terrorist mentors. An Israeli style Operation Wrath of God must also be launched to hunt down and eliminate these terrorist mentors and their networks on a continuous basis.


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