Indian Army has lost a Major, Colonel, and 5 others at Handwara Operation
- Civilians (including women and children) were used as human shields by the Terrorist.
- The operation took place on 2nd May
- Colonel, Major, and 5 Others killed in the operation.
- Indian Army able to kill 2 terrorist
Insight Details of the Handwara Operation
On 1st Many Indian Army was trailing the group of Terrorists in the Rajwara area near Handwara of Jammu and Kashmir. The operation nearly took place for 12 hours resulting in the loss of an Indian Army Colonel, 2 Army Officers, 2 Army soldiers, and 1 sub-inspector of the J&K police.
According to the sources, the Terrorists were using Civilians as their shield, as a result, the Army has to back out from the operation.
On 2nd May, Army officials got the news of terrorists were in a house in Changimulla, Handwara and they have hostages with them. Army officers started operation at the place where they faced heavy firing from one direction. On clarity, it was found that it was from the terrorists who were hiding in the cowsheds.
It was estimated that there were 4 terrorists among which 2 were killed and 2 managed to flee. The firing was from the two directions which result in the loss of our Army Personals. 5 Army officers martyred including a Sub-Inspector of police.
The martyred colonel who was commanding the force was known for his bravery and his loss is a set back for the force. Colonel Ashutosh Sharma was known for his brave attempt for 2 terrorist-encounters.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Defense Minister Rajnath Singh paid tribute to the martyrs. Defense Minister defined the incident as very painful and disturbing. Later in a tweet, Rajnath Singh paid his tribute to all the martyred Army personals.
Colonel Ashutosh Sharma, Sena Medal Major Anuj Sood, Naik Rakesh Kumar, Lance Naik Dinesh Singh, and Sub Inspector Shakeel Qazi were martyred during the Handwara Operation.