Army in counter-offensive; Pakistan DGMO warned
Army on Wednesday launched a counter offensive against Pakistan along the LoC after three Indian soldiers were killed, with body of one of them mutilated in a cross-LoC attack, even as Pakistani troops continued to shell Indian positions, injuring two BSF jawans. Later in the evening the India, Pakistan DGMOs spoke and exchanged harsh words.
The offensive came hours after the Indian Army vowed “heavy retribution” to the attack on its soldier.
Brigadier General Staff (BGS) of Northern Command, Brig P S Gotra said India Army launched a counter offensive along the LoC in retaliation to Tuesday’s offensive in Machhil sector of Kashmir.
Indian Army posts are responding strongly and giving a befitting reply, Defence PRO Manish Mehta said.
Pakistan Army also fired at Indian posts along the LoC in Bhimber Gali, Krishna Ghati and Nowshera sectors.
A senior BSF officer said, “Two BSF jawans suffered minor injuries in ceasefire violation by Pakistan troops along LoC in Bhimbher Gali area of Rajouri district at 0945 hours”.
In the cross-LoC attack by suspected Pakistani terrorists on Tuesday, three Indian soldiers were killed, with body of one of them being mutilated.
The ambush on the army patrol took place in Machhil sector of Kashmir.
The Northern Command spokesman had on Tuesday tweeted, “3 soldiers killed in action on LC (Line of Control) in Machhal.
Body of one soldier mutilated.” He said the “retribution will be heavy for this cowardly act.”
This is the second such incident of mutilation of the body of an Indian soldier in the same sector since October 28.
On that day, terrorists, aided by the cover fire by Pakistani Army, had crossed the Line of Control and killed an Indian army jawan and mutilated his body in Macchil sector.One attacker was killed in that incident.