The Hindustan Times citing some intelligence reports says that 15 Pakistan army soldiers along with eight terrorists have been neutralized when the Indian army responded to cease-fire violations and pounded terror targets across the Line of Control.
Earlier, as EurAsian Times reported, “India carried out precision targeting of gun areas, terrorist launch pads, and ammunition in response to unprovoked ceasefire violations by Pakistan in Keran sector of Kupwara district. There have been reports of heavy damage on their (Pakistan side), an Indian Army defense spokesperson said.
This is the fourth such ceasefire violation in as many days by Pakistan. A senior intelligence official said that Pakistan was deliberately indulging in ceasefire violations in an attempt to use it as a cover to push terrorists across the border.
The exchange has erupted five days after five Indian Special Forces (Para Commandos) were killed in a major high altitude encounter in Kupwara sector of Jammu and Kashmir. India responded by pounding terror positions across the LoC.
BIG: India targets Pakistani positions after Pakistan violates ceasefire repeatedly during global #COVID19 pandemic. Precision targeting by Indian Army of Pakistani Gun Positions in PoK, terrorist launch pads and Pakistani ammunition dumps. Heavy casualties reported in Pak. pic.twitter.com/pbhYRELdKJ
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After the Indian Army shelled positions in Pakistan, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) accused the Indian Army of resorting to unprovoked firing along the Line of Control (LoC) and injuring civilians.
Pakistan’s military media wing – ISPR said Indian troops used artillery and heavy mortars in the Sharda, Dhudnial and Shahkot Sectors along the LOC and intentionally attacked civilian population in Bessan Wali and Chhari villages.
The Indian Army’s heavy artillery assault on terror launch pads at Dudhnial facing the Keran sector across the Line of Control killed eight terrorists and 15 Pakistan Army soldiers, HT quoted some unnamed sources in the Indian defense establishment.
A senior intelligence official also reportedly told HT that it was not a coincidence that ceasefire violations are being reported from Balakote and Mendhar sectors, firing mortars along LoC. “The situation along the LoC is very hot right now as we speak,” he said.
The EurAsian Times cannot independently verify this story.