A day after four militants were killed in an infiltration bid in the Naugam sector of north Kashmir, the Indian Army on Monday paid homage to the three soldiers who lost their lives during the operation.

The event took place when the Army on May 20-21 was engaged in a fierce encounter along the Line of Control (LoC) in the Naugam sector.

The army during the ‘sanitisation operation’ neutralised the 4 terrorists in a gun battle that lasted for more than 36 hours.

Plenty of weapons, stores and documents were recovered from the encounter site after the Army searched the area later.

The Indian Army acted on the intel inputs received about the presence of militants who were trying to infiltrate the border near the LoC in Kupwara. 

The state of Jammu and Kashmir has been under tremendous tension since the last 6 months.