Newdelhi:20/10/19:Indian Army has hit many terror launchpads in Pakistan occupied Kashmir killing around 10 terrorists and 10 soldiers. The retaliation came following the calibrated escalation and unprovoked firing on civilians by Pakistan in Tangdhar sector of Jammu and Kashmir last night.
Indian troops also targetted Pakistani Army posts which have been actively trying to push terrorists into Indian territory. Indian army used artillery guns to target the terrorist camps trying to push terrorists into Indian Territory. Few launch pads in Neelam valley have been destroyed and also some fatalities were reported. There has also been cross-border firing along the International Border in Kathua.
Speaking to reporters in New Delhi, Army Chief General Bipin Rawat said, in the retaliatory action, the Indian Army has caused severe damage to terrorist infrastructure and terrorist camps opposite Tangdhar sector have been destroyed.
General Rawat said, last evening an attempt was made in Tangdhar to infiltrate terrorists and Pakistan carried out attack firing at Indian post in which Indian side also suffered, but the Army foiled the infiltration bid. He said, in last one month, Pakistan repeatedly tried to attempts from different sectors to infiltrate terrorists.
The Army Chief said, ever since Article 370 was abrogated, Army has been getting repeated inputs of infiltration by terrorists from across the border to disturb peace and harmony in Jammu and Kashmir where things are gradually returning to normalcy. He also accused Pakistan of trying to disturb normalcy in the valley.
Meanwhile, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh spoke to the Army Chief over the escalating border tensions.
AIR correspondent quoting official sources reports that the Defence Minister is personally monitoring the situation and have asked the Army Chief to keep him d over the situation.