Jammu- State forces have recovered a huge cache of weapons from a remote forest in Reasi district of Jammu region, a defence spokesman said on Thursday.
The recovery included an AK 47 rifle with one sealed box of ammunition, one Self-Loading Rifle (SLR), one 303 bolt rifle and two Chinese pistols with magazines and ammunition, the spokesman said.
The search operation was carried out by the Army and police in Makkhidhar forest area, the spokesman said.
He said the recovery is the outcome of ongoing efforts of police and the Indian Army to thwart and demolish any attempts to destabilise peace and development south of Pir Panjal ranges in Jammu region.
Acting on an input, the spokesman said Army and police carried out the operation during the intervening night of Wednesday and Thursday and effected the recovery of the arms and ammunition smuggled from across the border.
These war-like stores were spread over a large area in remote, uninhabited forests of Makkhidhar. Persistent and coordinated efforts of joint search by Army and police duly supported by local intelligence units has led to successfully unearthing the huge cache of weapons and war-like stores, he said.
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