Even as the Pakistani media claimed on Thursday evening that eight Indian soldiers were killed and one was captured alive in the cross-border firing the Pakistan military’s media wing has not put up any information on its website on any Indian casualty.
The Inter Services Public Relations ISPR has put up the photos of two Pakistani soldiers killed in the cross-border strikes claimed by India to be quot;surgical strikesquot; on terrorist launch pads in Pakistani territory.
According to the ISPR site quot;Havildar Jumma Khan who embraced shahadat martyrdom at LoC hails from Astore. He was married has one son and two daughtersquot; while the other was quot;Naik Imtiaz who embraced shahadat at LoC today hails from Faisalabad. He was married has 3 daughters.quot;
Dawn quoting security sources said that the Pakistan military said it had captured an Indian soldier and killed eight others.
Geo News quoting senior journalist Hamid Mir said that 14 Indian soldiers were killed in two sectors.
The quot;capturedquot; Indian soldier was identified as Chandu Babulal Chohan 22 from Maharashtra. Dawn said he had been shifted to an undisclosed location.
The soldier was caught after the Indian military fired across the Line of Control LoC it said.
Dawn said the bodies of the dead Indian soldiers lay unattended at the LoC which divides Jammu and Kashmir between India and Pakistan.
India said it had carried out quot;surgical strikesquot; on terrorist launch pads across the LoC inflicting massive casualties. Pakistan has denied the surgical strikes ever took place.
Indian Army sources late in the evening termed as quot;completely false and baselessquot; reports of deaths of Indian soldiers in the strike.
It said that one soldier had quot;inadvertently crossed overquot; and that the Pakistan DGMO had been informed on the hotline. The soldier would be quot;returned through existing mechanismsquot; it said.