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Army kills seven Pakistani soldiers in 'retaliatory action' along LoC in Poonch

The Killing Of Seven Pakistani Soldiers Also Coincided With Army Chief General Bipin Rawat’s Army Day Speech In Which He Said, If We Are Forced, Then We May Resort To 'other Action' By Stepping Up Military Offensive.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Shashikant Sharma | Updated on: 15 Jan 2018, 01:46:52 PM
Army kills seven Pakistani soldiers in 'retaliatory action' along LoC in Poonch (PTI Photo)

New Delhi:

Indian Army on Monday killed seven Pakistani soldiers in retaliatory action along the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district.

"Army has carried out retaliation against Pakistani troops across Jaglote area along the LoC in Mendhar sector of Poonch district", PTI quoted a senior Army officer as saying.

"In the retaliatory action, there were seven fatal causalities to Pakistani troops and four others injured," he said.

The retaliatory action comes after an Indian army soldier was killed by Pakistani firing along LoC in J&K’s Rajouri on Saturday.

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However, Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) of Pakistan has accepted that only four soldiers were killed in PoK.

Pakistani Army’s media wing also claimed that three Indian soldiers were also killed in the action.

The killing of seven Pakistani soldiers also coincided with Army Chief General Bipin Rawat’s Army Day speech in which he said, "If we are forced, then we may resort to 'other action' by stepping up military offensive."

"We are using our might to teach them a lesson. We will keep effectively retaliating to any provocative action by Pakistan," Rawat said accusing Pakistan of helping terrorists sneak into India.

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First Published : 15 Jan 2018, 01:42:12 PM

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