“We want to wear them (militants) out. They (militants) are hiding in different locations. We are deliberately going slow as the terrain is very difficult,” said Srinagar-based army spokesman colonel Brijesh Pandey.
“A few militants may have returned to Pakistan-occupied Kashmir.”
On the night of September 24-25, the army suspected 30 militants, belonging to four militant organisations, made infiltration bids from several points from the Keran sector, near the Line of Control (LOC) in Kupwara, more than 100 km from Srinagar.