In the wake of Baramulla attack where two terrorists and a BSF personnel were killed, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Monday chaired a high level security meet. Army Chief Dalbir Singh, Air Force Chief Arup Raha and Navy Chief Sunil Lanba were among the ones who were present in the meeting.
Heavily-armed terrorists attacked the Rashtriya Rifles and Border Security Force camp late on Sunday night. After the infiltration, a fierce gun battle ensued between the militants and security forces. Following the gunfight, two terrorists were killeed while one BSF soldier succumbed to injuries. Another jawan was injured severely is now reported to be out of danger and admitted in the RR camp hospital.
The martyred jawan has been identified as Constable Nitin while the injured personnel is Constable Pulwinder. Both belong to the 40th battalion of the BSF, officials said.
Meanwhile, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh also discussed and reviewed the security situation with National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval. The Home Minister had spoken to Director General, BSF, K.K. Sharma and asked him to provide best medical facilities to the injured jawan.
The terrorists, whose numbers are still unknown, tried to enter the camp through a public park near it, but failed to breach the security. Earlier, Pakistan targeted Indian posts along the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir’s Akhnoor tehsil late Sunday evening.