Tahlka New Bureau
NEW DELHI: The Indian Army confirmed taking punitive actions along the Line of Control (LoC) in Kashmir's Nowshera sector in order to dissuade militants trying to cross the border. This came two days after the Indian Army killed four militants in an encounter operation in Nowgam sector on May 20-21.
Army soldiers said the attack took places on May 9 in which rocket
launchers, anti-tank guided missiles,
automated grenade launchers and recoilless guns were used.
Pakistan Army has been providing support to armed infiltrators: Maj General Ashok Narula pic.twitter.com/2czYqT3EIX— ANI (@ANI_news) May 23, 2017
"Recent actions in Nowshera have caused damage to Pakistan army posts," Major General Ashok Narula, head of army's public information wing, informed, media persons.
"Pakistani army has been providing support to armed infiltrators," he said.
The army fears that infiltration is likely to increase with melting snow and opening of passes in the mountains. "This calls for even more pro-active counter terrorism operations."
A 24-second video of destroying a Pakistani bunker in a forested area by the Indian army was also released. The video shows blowing up of at least 4 to 5 bunkers in Nowshera sector on May 9-10, eighth day after the killing and mutilation of bodies of two soldiers in the Krishna Ghati sector of the Poonch district.
However, the Pakistani Army have yet another time denied the operation. Major General Asif Ghafoor, spokesperson of the Pakistani Army, has dismissed Indian Army's claims. He also claimed that the reports of Pakistan firing on civilians is also false.
PR275/17— Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor (@OfficialDGISPR) May 23, 2017
Indian claims of destroying Pakistani post along LOC in Naushera Sec and firing by Pak Army on civilians across LOC are false.
Congress praised the move of the Indian army and stormed down at the BJP government for not "adequately backing the armed forces". Party spokesperson Randeep Surjwala said, "We salute the valor and sacrifice of Indian Army. Army defends us, the soldiers are giving supreme sacrifice and attain martyrdom but where is our government?"
"Why is the BJP government not able to contain Pakistan that is pushing terrorists in India everyday? Where is the responsibility of our government to contain Pakistan by putting sufficient pressure in international arena?".