INDIAN ARMY DESTROYS PAKISTAN POSTS ALONG LOC IN JAMMU AND KASHMIR, PAKISTAN DENIES ATTACK

The article originally appeared on India Today.
Here it is bit modified.

The Indian Army today destroyed several Pakistani military posts along the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir in a recent “punitive assault” as part of counter-terror strategy to stop cross-border militant incursion.

“The Pakistan Army has been providing support to armed infiltrators…In recent actions in Naushera (border sector of Rajouri district), we have caused damage to Pakistan army posts,” Major General Ashok Narula told reporters.

Asked when the attacks took place, Narula said it was “recent, very recent” operation.

In the first reaction from Pakistan on Indian Army’s counter-terrorism operation, Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor, spokesperson of the Pakistan Army, has dismissed Indian Army’s claims. He also claimed that the reports of Pakistan firing on civilians is also false.

Indian Army has released a 20-second video footage showing its counter-terrorism operations to destroy a Pakistani post across the Line of Control (LoC) in the Naushera Sector. The operation took place on May 9. The Indian Army has conducted similar operations in the Naugam sector on May 20 and 21. According to Major General Ashok Narula, spokesperson of the Indian Army, the operation was a punitive action for trying to push terrorists in India. Major Narula said Pakistan was trying to push infiltrators in the Indian territory by engaging Indian forward troops, and at times, didn’t hesitate even to fire on villages along the LoC.

He said that the Indian Army proactively dominates the LoC region, adding that the recent measures taken by India in the ‘Naushera have caused damage to Pakistani posts’. Major Narula emphasized that that infiltration bids are likely to go up as snow melts and more passes open and it is necessary to crack down on their sources to check increasing number of violent incidents in Jammu & Kashmir that has started influencing its youth.

©SantoshChaubey

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