Indian Army on Sunday destroyed at least 4 launch pads in Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK). According to IANS, 35 terrorists were killed in the retaliatory firing launched by the army across Line of Control (LoC). "In retaliatory firing, 35 terrorists were killed when seven launch pads were targeted by the Indian Army across the LoC," sources were quoted as saying by the news agency.
Earlier in the day, there were reports that at least four Pakistani soldiers were killed in a counter-attack launched against the ceasefire violation that killed two Indian soldiers and a civilian in Jammu and Kashmir.
The Indian Army targeted these camps inside PoK in reply to unprovoked ceasefire violation by Pakistan. The army used artillery guns to target the terrorist camps which have been actively trying to push terrorists into Indian territory. The ceasefire violation was part of the support being provided by the Pakistan Army to push terrorists into Indian territory.
The army targeted terrorist launchpads in Jura, Athmuqam and Kundalsahi among others in PoK using artillery guns, after credible inputs that a large number of terrorists were operating there. India has escalated LoC firing in some areas, and taken it beyond the Tangdhar sector, where Pakistan first violated the ceasefire. The Indian army is responding strongly to the ceasefire violation that took place last evening.
"Indian Army retains the right to respond at a time and place of its choosing, in case Pakistan Army continues to assist terrorist activities across Indian borders," said Indian Army in a statement.
Meanwhile, the Pakistan army said on Sunday that at least nine Indian soldiers were killed and several injured in the fierce exchange of fire across the Line of Control, but Indian Army sources rejected its claim.
Pakistan military spokesman Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor tweeted that Pakistan also lost one soldier and three civilians in the skirmishes.
With Agency Inputs