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The loud blast startled us all. On its heels the plane nose-dived. "Jump out now!" The squadron leader opened the hatch. It looked like a gaping gateway to hell. One by one the soldiers jumped into the dark abyss. Karthik was the last to go and he somehow reached the ground and was reunited with his teammates. The enemies started shooting at them, the terrorists knew that a squad was coming. They were the ones who bombed the military aircraft while it was mid-air.
Two weeks earlier, three soldiers of the Border Security Force were killed by terrorists in a shootout. The government decided to form a squad consisting of thirty members from both BSF and Army for a Surgical strike. The Intelligence Department had collected information regarding the location of the terrorist group and submitted it to the government. They also found that the terrorist group consisted of 15 members.
At present, the terrorist group almost had gained the upper hand. But, the squad bounced back and killed all of them. All of the squad members except the squadron leader and Karthik were killed in the ambush. Karthik counted the dead bodies of the terrorist group to be ten. He knew something was fishy. He understood that this was just a small part of a bigger scheme.
Karthik realized that someone has betrayed them as the terrorists knew that they were coming which was top secret information. He found a phone in one of the terrorist's pocket and messaged all the contacts "I escaped; meet you at the Plaza Hotel, Sunday 5:00 pm. He also convinced his squadron leader to lie in the report to the officials that one of the terrorists had escaped.
Sunday evening, Karthik went to the Plaza hotel and was waiting for the betrayer to come. But, no one appeared. Instead, he got a call from his wife. She told him to come back home. Her voice was trembling with fear. He realized that she has been held at gunpoint. He ran back to his home. He saw a luxury car parked outside his house. Two assassins held his wife and his children captive. They shot him in the chest and went away. Luckily, he survived because he was wearing a Bullet-proof vest.
Earlier, Karthik had placed a GPS tracker in their car. He followed them to a house. They were brothers living in the same house. Somehow, he managed to subdue them. But, before he could ask them anything, they ingested cyanide and died by poisoning. He searched the whole house. They had received an email of a money transaction and a message "Finish him". He understood it was from the betrayer and he knew about him and his plans.
For a moment, Karthik thought and realized that only his squadron leader knew about his plans. His suspicion was confirmed when his department techie informed him that the account from which the assassins received money was the squadron leader's deceased mother's account. Karthik went to his house to confront him. The argument soon turned into a fight during which the betrayer got injured. The betrayer then revealed Karthik about his plans.
Earlier, he was the one who bombed their aircraft mid-air, tipped the terrorists of the attack, killed a few of the surviving squad members during the ambush. The reason why Karthik survived the attack was that the betrayer lost his knife and ran out of bullets and knew that he couldn't beat Karthik in a hand to hand combat. He was paid a huge amount to help the terrorist mission. Their mission was to send five of their men into the city and bomb five different cities during festival time. Karthik immediately informed his superiors who informed the local police and the bomb squad. Using this as a distraction, the betrayer gave Karthik a slip and escaped.
After hours of search, the bombs were located and diffused. The Intelligence Department found that the betrayer had moved to a different country and had changed both his face and identity. The manhunt for the betrayer still continues in different countries.