A fierce gun battle was caught on camera in Kashmir between the army and militants. The video surfaced on Indian television stations showing the shocking battle on Indian Independence Day.

The security forces cordoned off an area but the militants ran off into the fields. The army took in heavy equipment inside the fields and fought for nearly 20 hours.

The operation was being covered live by an India Today journalist who captured the footage on camera. The journalist stated the militants were able to escape the house they were in. They escaped in into the paddy fields. The army officials used unmanned air vehicles to locate the militants.

In order to avoid collateral damage, the army personnel had to take in drastic steps because the militants were local and so local emotions were involved.

The entire area was under tension as people protested the army flushing of the militants.

Watch the stunning images of an encounter that lasted for almost 20 hours in South Kashmir.

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