The incident comes at a time when bilateral relations have hit a low, with External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj launching a scathing attack on Pakistan during her speech to the UN General Assembly Saturday.
All officers have been directed to maintain the highest level of alertness and synergy among themselves and also to share intelligence on a real-time basis so that nefarious designs of anti-national elements and their mentors can be thwarted.
Two soldiers were killed in unprovoked mortar shelling and small arms fire by Pakistani troops from across the LoCin Rajouri district number 8217; Sunderbani sector of Jammu and Kashmir on Monday evening.
"Pakistan Army initiated unprovoked and indiscriminate firing of small arms, automatics & mortars from 0700 hours in Krishna Ghati sector along the Line of Control (LC). Indian Army retaliated strongly and effectively," Army said in an official release.
Even a child knows that no fight can ever be won with just a shield. You also need the sword to hit back at your foe. Peace talks with Pakistan cannot be India’s only option. How can India put an end to Pakistan’s asymmetric adventurism that has now continued non-stop for over 30 years?
According to Army, four terrorists attempted to infiltrate under the cover of darkness and thick forest in the mountainous terrain in the general area of Kalban in Tangdhar, but were spotted by the troops.