Published On : Mon, Jan 15th, 2018

Army kills 7 Pak soldiers along LoC in retaliatory action


Srinagar: As India celebrates its 70th Army Day, reports coming say that the Indian Army has carried out “retaliatory action” against Pakistan killing 7 soldiers and injuring 4 others in forward areas along the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch district. Details awaited on this story.

Just this morning, security forces foiled an infiltration bid near the Line of Control in Uri sector of Jammu and Kashmir, killing five Jaish-e-Mohammad militants. A defence spokesman said that five militants were killed.Earlier, Director General of Police S P Vaid said four JeM militants were killed at Dulanja in Uri sector in a joint operation by the Army, police and other security forces.

Army chief General Bipin Rawat said today that the Pakistan Army has been continuously trying to help terrorists sneak into India along the LoC in J&K. “We are using our might to teach them a lesson. We will keep effectively retaliating to any provocative action by Pakistan. If we are forced, then we may resort to ‘other action’ by stepping up military offensive. We will not let anti-India activities succeed at any cost,” General Rawat said.

He also called out China saying disputes along the Line of Actual Control in the northern border (China) are continuing and transgressions are taking place. “We are working to stop them,” he said.