J-K: Army launches massive assault along LoC a day after Pakistan mutilates soldier

Over 290 incidents of firing and shelling along the LoC and the IB by Pakistani troops have been witnessed since Indian army conducted surgical strikes on terrorist launch pads in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir on September 29.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: November 24, 2016 2:17 pm
Indian army, India-Pakistan, India-Pakistan on Kashmir, India-Kashmir, Pakistan ceasefire violation, India-LoC, Indian soliders, India-Pakistan, India surgical strikes, india news, indian express Soldiers take position near the Line of Control in Nowshera sector Distt Rajouri near Jammu. File/PTI Photo

The Army has launched a massive assault on Pakistan along the Line of Control in Poonch and Rajouri districts, a day after three Indian soldiers were killed and the body of one of them was mutilated in Machil sector of Kupwara district in northern Kashmir. The counter-offensive follows the Army Northern Command vow that “retribution will be heavy for this cowardly act”.

Brigadier, Northern Command, S Gotra said that a counter-offensive, in retaliation to Tuesday’s ambush on the Army patrol in Machhil sector of Kashmir, is under way. Defence PRO Manish Mehta, too, said  Indian Army posts are responding strongly and giving a befitting reply.

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Pakistan Army has also reportedly fired at Indian posts along the LoC in Bhimber Gali, Krishna Ghati and Nowshera sectors.

This is the second such incident of mutilation of the body of an Indian soldier in the same sector since October 28 when terrorists had crossed the LoC and killed an Indian Army soldier and mutilated his body.

Meanwhile, Pakistan was involved in yet another ceasefire violation in Bhimber Gali, Krishna Ghati and Nowshera sectors on Wednesday, according to news agency ANI,

Earlier on Tuesday, the Army had neutralised two foreign militants in Bandipora district and recovered Rs 2,000 notes along with the ammunition on them.

Meanwhile, a Pakistani intruder was also killed in firing by Border Security Forces (BSF) along the International Border in RS Pura sector of Jammu district. According to reports, the intruder was challenged by troops and was shot when he did not pay heed.

Earlier, a BSF head constable was killed and five others were injured on Monday when Pakistani troops resorted to heavy mortar shelling on forward Indian positions and civilian areas at separate places along the Line of Control in J&K.

Over 290 incidents of firing and shelling along the LoC and the International Border by Pakistani troops have been witnessed since Indian army conducted surgical strikes on terrorist launch pads in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir on September 29.

With PTI inputs 

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    Ash
    Nov 23, 2016 at 9:35 am
    s using civilian's as shield, they didnt move civilians to safer places unlike India becoz they wanted to show UN that India targeting civilians.
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      Lovely
      Nov 23, 2016 at 10:42 am
      Latanga is frustrated, no food to eat, producing only terrorists.
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        Lovely
        Nov 23, 2016 at 10:46 am
        Why s so coward ?
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          Lovely
          Nov 23, 2016 at 11:39 am
          Why cs are so coward , hungry, begging .
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            Lovely
            Nov 23, 2016 at 10:48 pm
            Kejurruddin and NDTV willl weep for s
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              pawan
              Nov 23, 2016 at 2:05 pm
              Same old story and sad state of affairs for our soldiers who continues to pay a heavy price due to clueless inept politico/babus cl.
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                Michellegt;Vedicgt;human
                Nov 23, 2016 at 7:46 am
                MUZZIES and Islam-med are koran bred savages with heightened animal instincts,---We need to understand this and treat them as such,--- Any other softer approach will be a failure,---lt;br/gt;Any Porki is like a zombie with no soul and should be helped to escape from clutches of pis slam by a shot through his head. All Porkis deserve such help,---in retaliation,----10 for 1 should be the motto.,---Jai Hind.
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                  Michellegt;Vedicgt;human
                  Nov 23, 2016 at 11:32 am
                  MUZZIES and Islam-med are koran bred savages with heightened animal instincts,---We need to understand this and treat them as such,--- Any other softer approach will be a failure,---lt;br/gt;Any Porki is like a zombie with no soul and should be helped to escape from clutches of pis slam by a shot through his head. All Porkis deserve such help,---in retaliation,----10 for 1 should be the motto.,---Jai Hind.
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