|Usually, landmines, which are light in weight, drift away during monsoon and pose a threat to the security personnel on patrol duty. (Representational Photo/ANI)|
“A major and a JCO (junior commissioned officer) were injured when they inadvertently stepped on to a landmine along the LoC in Nowshera sector on Thursday morning. They were on a patrol in a forward area,” said a defence official.
The injured have been shifted to Command Hospital in Udhampur for treatment. They are stable, he added.
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Usually, landmines, which are light in weight, drift away during monsoon and pose a threat to the security personnel on patrol duty.
Pakistan-based terrorists with the assistance of Pakistani Army also plant such landmines on Indian soil in a bid to grievously hurt Indian security forces along the LoC.