Indian Army soldier flees with AK-47 rifle, search ops underway
An AK-47 rifle is also missing along with the soldier.
Reportedly, Thakur is suspected to have joined the militant terror outfit Hizbul Mujahideen.
J&K: Indian Army soldier flees with AK-47 rifle
Indian Army's soldiers' escape raises alarm
Thakur's reason for escape is yet to be known and a probe has been launched to find his whereabouts.
Zahoor Ahmad Thakur is a resident of Pulwama district in South Kashmir.
Officials said that Thakur's service rifle and three magazines were also missing.
Army officials were alarmed after discovering that a soldier had fled considering the tense situation in the Valley.