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Tuesday, July 26, 2016
Manohar Parrikar: We have ensured borders are sealed; not many encounters these days
After playing homage to Kargil war heroes, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar today said, "We are doing our job properly. I don't think there are many encounters these days."
Lt. General DS Hooda, the Northern Command Chief said, “We are much much prepared today, I can say with absolute confidence that Kargil-like situation won’t arise again.” “This year there have been more infiltration attempts as compared to last year,” he added. Meanwhile, four militants were today killed and another apprehended by security forces during an encounter in Naugam sector near the LoC in Kupwara district of Kashmir.
The 1999 Kargil war took place between India and Pakistan, between May-July. The conflict was triggered after Pakistani soldiers occupied key positions on the Indian side of the Line of Control in Kargil sector. The war officially came to an end on July 26, 2016.