Four soldiers of Pakistan Army were martyred when Indian forces opened unprovoked fire across the Line of Control (LoC) in Kashmir Monday morning.
According to the army’s media wing, ISPR, the soldiers were working on lines communication maintenance in the Jandrot and Kotli sectors of Azad Jammu and Kashmir when they were attacked with heavy mortar fire.
The firing left all four soldiers dead.
According to the ISPR, the Pakistan Army responded to the attack and killed three Indian soldiers and injured many others.
Indian army chief warns of ‘stepping up offensive’
Moreover, on Monday, the Indian army martyred six Kashmiri youth, claiming that they were militants attempting to cross over into Indian held Kashmir.
Also on Monday, Indian army chief General Bipin Rawat said, “Pakistan Army has been continuously trying to help terrorists sneak into India along LoC (Line of Control) in J&K. We are using our might to teach them a lesson,” he said. “If we are forced, then we may resort to ‘other action’ by stepping up military offensive”.
The Indian media reported that the army chief was addressing a parade on the occasion of Indian Army Day in New Delhi.
India frequently opens unprovoked fire across the LoC, resulting in the martyrdom of civilians and army officials.
On December 25, 2017, three Pakistan Army soldiers were martyred as Indian forces opened fire along the LoC’s Rakhchikri sector.
One other soldier was injured in the unprovoked firing.
According to the Foreign Office, India committed 70 ceasefire violations in the first 12 days of the year and 1,900 in 2017.