Originally Published By www.financialexpress.com
The Indian Army destroyed four Pakistan Army posts in its October 29 strike, inflicting immense damage and killing at least 20 Pakistani soldiers, says an India Today report. According to a report on the channel, Pakistan’s company headquarters was razed as part of Indian Army counter-strike after the beheading of an Indian soldier. The report added that artillery was moved close to the LoC in order to Pakistan a befitting reply.
Last week terrorists, aided by cover fire by Pakistani Army, crossed the Line of Control and killed an Indian army jawan and mutilated his body in Macchil sector of Kashmir’s Kupwara district. In an effective retaliation, the Indian Army had launched an offensive attack on the Pakistan on October 29. Tensions along the border have escalated since the Indian Army’s surgical strikes in late September. India’s surgical strikes were a reaction to the Uri terror attack in mid-September, that had killed many Indian soldiers.
According to a PTI report, Pakistani troops have violated the ceasefire 99 times along the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir, targeting Indian posts and civilian areas, after the surgical strike by the army on PoK-based terrorist launching pads. “Pakistani troops have violated the ceasefire along LoC in Jammu and Kashmir 99 times after the surgical strike by Indian Army troops on terror launch pads in PoK,” a senior Army officer told PTI. The officer said there have been 83 ceasefire violations by Pakistani troops along the LoC in Jammu region falling under 16 Corps area. As many as 16 ceasefire violations have been recorded along the LoC in Kashmir region falling under 15 corps area, he said.
Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar had on Wednesday asked the army personnel posted along the Line of Control to remain alert and give a befitting response to any “misadventure” from across the border.
“While complimenting their valour and fortitude, which Parrikar said was the entire nation’s pride, he also impressed upon the soldiers to remain in a very high state of alert to give a befitting response to any misadventure from across,” the officer said.