In a major seizure, armed forces have recovered 40 kilograms of high explosive material along with several improvised explosive devices during a joint search operation in Doda district of Jammu and Kashmir, the Indian Army said on Saturday.
A defence spokesman said that a joint team of the Army, the CRPF, the SSB and the J-K Police launched a search operation in Chakarandi village on a piece of specific information.
During the operation, security forces recovered 40 kilograms of high explosive material, five-litre pressure cooker IEDs, five-inch iron pipe IED, four electrical detonators, electrical wire, power sources, six heavy duty cells, insulation tape and 1.5 kg iron splinters, the spokesman said.
“These caches have been created by the militants in the remote areas to be used for destabilising the security situation which is heading towards normalcy,” he said.
He said armed forces have successfully recovered IEDs, explosives, arms and ammunition in recent months.