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Watch: Indian Army soldiers destroy live mortar shell in Kashmir

THE ASIAN AGE.
Published : Sep 15, 2019, 3:55 pm IST
Updated : Sep 15, 2019, 3:55 pm IST

As per a video, two jawans of the Indian Army could be seen destroying the mortar shell.

Mortar shell. (Photo: Representational image)
 Mortar shell. (Photo: Representational image)

Poonch: Indian Army, on Saturday, destroyed a 120 mm live mortar shell which was found in the proximity of houses in Balakote village in Mendhar Sub-Division.

There was no loss of life or property reported in this endeavor. There is no other information about the mortar yet.

As per a video released by news agency ANI, two jawans of the Indian Army could be seen destroying the mortar shell.

Here is a link of the video:

What is a Mortar?

 A mortar is an artillery weapon which fires explosive shells. As mortars do not have long-range, the shells are fired at targets which are close.

The shells are known as (mortar) bombs. It has a short barrel which fires the mortar bomb at low speed high into the air to reach its target.

The region of Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh has been under the strict vigilance of the district administration, state police, para-military forces and Indian Army after the abrogation of Article 370 on August 5.

There were some reports of infiltration of terrorists from Pakistan a few days back.

Tags: mortar shell
Location: India, Jammu and Kashmir, Srinagar