Indian Army retaliates heavily to Pak ceasefire violations; kills 7 including 2 Pakistani troops
Source :News Bharati English   Date :09-Jul-2017

Srinagar, July 9: India will stick to “Tit For Tat” policy against dual faced Pakistan. A clear message for the Pakistani government, troops and others as if you kill Indians cowardly, then Indian forces will hunt you heavily. A day after an army jawan and his wife were killed in ceasefire violation by Pakistan along the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch district, the Indian Army on Sunday retaliated heavily, killing seven, including two Pakistani troops and destroyed mess of the Pakistan’s 24 Frontier unit.

As Pakistani forces continue to carry ceasefire violations, Indian army also heavily retaliated Pakistan’s continuous ceasefire violations, killing two soldiers, five civilians and 17 others were injured. A mess of the Pakistan’s 24 Frontier unit was also destroyed.

The casualties have been reported from border villages in Hajira sector of PoK. Villages that came under the barrage of fire in Pakistan are Bhaira in Tetrinote, Satwal in Abbaspur, Dhakki Chaffar in Abbaspur, Polaas and Chatri. Pakistan summoned India’s deputy high commissioner in Islamabad over alleged firing along the Line of Control for the second consecutive day to hide their own illegal activities on the border.

Importantly, Mohammad Showkat and his wife Safia Bi had died after a 120 mm mortar shell fell on their house at Karmara village situated along the LoC. Their two daughters were among the three injured. The Army had called the Pakistani troop action “unprovoked and indiscriminate” and promised that the Indian Army will hit back strongly and effectively.

According to the data of Ministry of Home Affairs, at least one incident of ceasefire violation by Pakistan has been reported daily along the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir in 2015 and 2016, with 23 security personnel being killed in the two years. Pakistan violated the ceasefire across the Line of Control 449 times in 2016, as compared to 405 violations in 2015.