Indian Army damages Pak Army posts in Naushera sector of J&K

"The Pakistan Army has been providing support to armed infiltrators".

To check infiltration across the Line of Control (LoC), Indian Army on Tuesday took punitive fire assaults on Pakistani bunkers.

The Indian Army said on Tuesday it has fired at and damaged Pakistani posts along their de-facto border as part of counter-insurgency operations to stop militants from crossing into India. Maj Gen Ashok Narula, the spokesperson of the Army told reporters that Pakistan troops supporting infiltration have been given a befitting reply. Earlier, the Indian Army made public the surgical strikes that was carried out across the LoC in retaliation to the Uri Brigade Headquarters attack past year. They also released the video of the shooting which included loud explosions thick smoke due to the fire.

Major added locations aiding infiltration of terrorists are being targeted and destroyed by using rocket launchers, anti-tank guided missiles, automated grenade launchers and recoilless guns.

Last year, when the Army carried out surgical strikes across the Line of Control (LoC), targeting terror camps after Uri attack in which 19 soldiers were killed, Pakistan was quick to question the authenticity of the claims.

"With the mercury rising and snow-melting in the valley, the chances of infiltration increase from the Pakistani side. Operations like the one at Naugam in Jammu and Kashmir on May 20-23, where four terrorists were neutralised on May 21, call for even more proactive Counter Terrorism operations", he said. "Such actions are needed to ensure peace in J&K", Jaitley tweeted.

However, sources in the force said the strike was carried out on May 9, nine days after two Indian security personnel were beheaded by Pakistan's Border Action Team.

He said "bringing down" the number of militants in Kashmir would discourage local youths from taking up arms.

  • Leroy Wright