A day after three Indian soldiers were killed with body of one mutilated in a cross LoC attack, the Indian Army on Wednesday launched a counter offensive against Pakistan.
This came hours after the Indian Army vowed “heavy retribution” to the attack on its soldiers.
Pakistan Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) on Wednesday said that three Pakistani Army soldiers have been killed in an exchange of fire with Indian troops along LoC.
The media wing of Pakistani army has identified the slain soldiers as Captain Taimoor Ali Khan, Havaldar Mushtaq Hussain and Lance Naik Ghulam Hussain, reports said.
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Earlier on Wednesday, Brigadier, Northern Command, S Gotra said India Army launched a counter offensive along the LoC in retaliation to yesterday’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.
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In the cross-LoC attack by suspected Pakistani terrorists, three Indian soldiers were on Wednesday killed, with body of one of them being mutilated.
The ambush on the army patrol took place in Machhil sector of Kashmir, following which the Indian Army vowed heavy “retribution”.
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.
(With PTI inputs)