IAF special forces operative Sergeant Milind Kishor’s ‘bulletproof’ helmet was pierced twice by the shots of Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorists fired during a week-long encounter in Kashmir where he and another soldier lost their lives after killing two jihadis and injuring three more.
The incident comes amid a major push by the government to modernise India’s armed forces with security personnel frequently having to engage in close-range combat with terrorists and guerillas in areas such as the Valley and the Northeast.
‘Two AK-47 bullets fired by the terrorists pierced the bulletproof helmet worn by Sergeant Milind during the fierce encounter where the attackers were trying to escape spraying bullets at the cordon laid down by the Garuds and 13 Rashtriya Rifles,’ sources in the security forces in Kashmir told Mail Today.
Indian Air Force officials during the wreath laying ceremony of two Garud Commandos – Sergeant K Milind Kishor and Corporal Nilesh Kumar Nayan at Air Force Station on October 12
Two teams of Garud commandos have been attached with the Army’s 13 Rashtriya Rifles branch in Kashmir for gaining experience in counterinsurgency operations and dealt a severe blow to the terrorists in their maiden…Read More