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Army launches counter-offensive, 6 jawans injured in shelling

PTI | Jammu |

The Indian Army on Wednesday launched
a counter offensive against Pakistan along the LoC after three Indian soldiers
were killed, with body of one of them mutilated in a cross-LoC attack, even as
Pakistani troops continued to shell Indian positions, injuring two six jawans.

The offensive came hours after the
Indian Army vowed “heavy retribution” to the attack on its soldier.

Brigadier General Staff (BGS) of
Northern Command, Brig P S Gotra said India Army launched a counter offensive
along the LoC in retaliation to yesterday’s offensive in Machhil sector of

Indian Army posts are responding
strongly and giving a befitting reply, Defence PRO Manish Mehta said.

Pakistan Army also fired at Indian
posts along the LoC in Bhimber Gali, Krishna Ghati and Nowshera sectors.

Four jawan of army were injured in
shelling by Pakistani troops along LoC today, an Army officer said.

“Two BSF jawans suffered minor
injuries in ceasefire violation by Pakistan troops along LoC in Bhimbher Gali
area of Rajouri district at 0945 hours today”, a senior BSF officer said.

They are out of danger, he said.

In the cross-LoC attack by suspected
Pakistani terrorists, three Indian soldiers were yesterday killed, with body of
one of them being mutilated.

The ambush on the army patrol took
place in Machhil sector of Kashmir, following which the Indian Army vowed heavy

The Northern Command spokesman had
yesterday tweeted, “3 soldiers killed in action on LC (Line of Control) in

Body of one soldier mutilated.”
He said the “retribution will be heavy for this cowardly act.”

This is the second such incident of
mutilation of the body of an Indian soldier in the same sector since October

On that day, terrorists, aided by the
cover fire by Pakistani Army, had crossed the Line of Control and killed an
Indian army jawan and mutilated his body in Macchil sector.

One attacker was killed in that

The 2003 India-Pakistan ceasefire
agreement has virtually become redundant with nearly 300 incidents of firing
and shelling along LoC and IB in Jammu and Kashmir by Pakistani troops that
resulted in death of 26 people, including 14 security personnel, since the
surgical strike on terrorist launch pads in PoK.

India and Pakistan entered into
no-firing agreement along Indo-Pak border in Jammu and Kashmir in 2003.