India has launched a fresh offensive against terror-sponsor Pakistan following the Nagrota encounter in Jammu and Kashmir. India has told the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) permanent members that it feels pressure to strike back at Pakistan, as it continues to support terrorist activities.
At a special meeting on Monday, Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan handed over a dossier to diplomats from the five UNSC permanent members — the United States, France, Britain, Russia and China. The dossier, as per New Delhi, proves Pakistan’s involvement in the terrorist operation foiled in Nagrota.
Last week, four terrorists – hiding and travelling in a truck – were killed in an encounter on the Jammu-Srinagar National Highway, in Nagrota, on the outskirts of Jammu city. A huge cache of arms and ammunition were recovered from them, including 11 AK-47 rifles, 29 grenades and 7.5 kilogrammes of RDX.
Top security forces officials have said that the terrorists, who are believed to be members of the Jaish-e-Mohammed terror group and are suspected to have infiltrated into India from Pakistan through a tunnel on the Line of Control, were planning ‘a big attack’.
In fact, the fear is that the terrorists were plotting to target the upcoming District Development Council elections in J&K, the first such big political exercise since the abrogation of Article 370 last year.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi had also held a high-level meeting following the Nagrota encounter and had stated that the four terrorists were plotting “to wreak major havoc” in Kashmir.