Indian jawans retaliated to the ceasefire violation by Pakistan on November 15 morning in the Pallanwala sector of Akhnoor in Jammu and Kashmir. From November 14, the neighbouring country’s troops had fired on three sectors on the Line of Control (LoC) in J&K injuring many civilians.
Pakistan, for the first time, acknowledged that seven of its Rangers were killed in cross-border firing on November 14 by Indian troops in Bhimber sector.
Pakistani army maintained five Indian military posts were destroyed and four Indian soldiers were killed in retaliatory firing. It also stated the Indian forces’ attitude not only threatened regional peace and security, but was also a grave miscalculation.
Both sides are now using heavy artillery guns such as 155mm howitzers and 105mm field guns, anti-tank guided-missiles and 120mm mortars, while indulging in cross-border firing.
Dismissing the contention, the Indian Army stated, the jawans gave a befitting reply. Also, India doesn’t hide its casualties, while Pakistan has lost many more soldiers, and now being forced to acknowledge its casualties for the first time, as per media reports.
Meanwhile, Foreign Secretary Aizaz Chaudhry summoned Indian High Commissioner Gautam Bambawale and asked him to convey to New Delhi that “it must not violate ceasefire”.
Foreign Affairs Adviser to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, Sartaj Aziz, has charged the Indian troops of intentionally targeting civilians, raising his voice over the threat to peace and stability in the region. He said seven soldiers were martyred at the LoC in Bhimber sector in firing by Indian troops on November 14.
India has so far lost 10 jawans and four Border Security Force personnel in cross-border firing since the surgical strikes by by the Special Forces on September 29.