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SOURCE: TNN

Indian Army on Thursday rejected as “false and baseless” reports in a section of Pakistani media that eight Indian soldiers were killed and one captured by Pakistani military in retaliatory fire.

Indian Army sources said, “As regard (to the) report of killing of eight Indian Army personnel reported in sections of Pakistan media, the report is completely false and baseless.”Army’s reaction came after ‘Dawn News’ reported that Pakistani military has claimed that it has killed eight Indian soldiers and captured one while retaliating to India’s firing at the first line of defence at the Line of Control (LoC) at Tatta Pani. Continue reading

SOURCE: DAWN

Soldiers from the Indian army were killed in the episode of firing across the Line of Control, security sources said.

Additionally, in his show Capital Talk on Geo News, Hamid Mir said that 14 Indian soldiers were killed in two sectors. Defense analyst Major General (Retd) Ijaz Awan, who was on his show, confirmed his claim. Continue reading

SOURCE: DAWN

The Pakistan Army on Thursday captured an Indian army soldier and killed eight others in retaliation to India’s firing at the first line of defence at the Line of Control (LoC) at Tatta Pani, confirmed security sources.

The capture and the casualties sustained occurred when the Indian army opened fire across the working boundary, killing two Pakistani soldiers.In his show Capital Talk on Geo News, Hamid Mir said that 14 Indian soldiers were killed in two sectors. Defense analyst Major General (Retd) Ijaz Awan, who was on his show, confirmed his claim. Continue reading

SOURCE: INDIA TODAY

After years of terror strikes supported by Pakistan, the Indian Army has hit back with a textbook surgical strike that killed 38 terrorists, 2 Pakistani soldiers, and destroyed five terror camps.

India Today has got exclusive details of the inside story behind the surgical strikes.It was around midnight, when the Army’s Dhruv Advanced Light Helicopters with 25 commandos from 4-Para and 9-para crossed the LoC into Pakistan-occupied Kashmir. The helicopters dropped the commandos at earmarked spots and returned. They were now in enemy territory. Continue reading

SOURCE: PTI

India today briefed top envoys of 25 countries including the US, China, Russia, the UK and France after the Indian Army said it has carried a “surgical strikes” on seven terror launch pads across the LoC,inflicting “significant casualties” on terrorists preparing to infiltrate from Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK).

Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar briefed the envoys in the South Block to convey the “context” of carrying out the strikes, External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Vikas Swarup confirmed.    Continue reading

SOURCE: IANS

It is not yet clear when the army actually received “specific and credible” inputs about terrorists gathering at “launch pads” behind the Line of Control (LoC), but the plan to take these out was well in place by Wednesday — a day that saw a flurry of high-level activity involving the brass as well as their civilian masters.

The mission to strike behind the LoC was actively monitored by senior officers in the army’s ‘operations room’ at the Ministry of Defence in South Block, sources told IANS. Continue reading

SOURCE: PTI

India has “all legal and globally accepted right” to respond to any attack on her sovereignty and territory, Bangladesh said on Thursday after Indian Army carried out surgical strikes against terror bases across the Line of Control but called for “restraint” from all sides.

“India has got all legal, internationally accepted right to make a response to any attack on her sovereignty and her soil,” Iqbal Chowdhury, Advisor to Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said.Commenting on the Kashmir issue, he said it is a “bilateral dispute” and there has been a “violation from the other side”. Continue reading

SOURCE:  ANI

Pakistan High Commissioner in India Abdul Basit has reportedly received “threat calls” on Thursday, asking him to leave India.

Quoting Pakistan High Commission sources, Geo News said the threatening calls were from an unknown number and the caller asked Basit that “it is better for you to return to your country”.This comes amid a heated debate between the two neighbours over the Indian Army carrying out surgical strikes across the Line of Control (LoC) to neutralise terrorists waiting to infiltrate into the Indian territory. Continue reading

SOURCE:  ANI

Mustafa Kamal, a leader of the opposition National Conference party in Jammu andKashmir on Thursday said India has violated the sovereignty of Pakistan by allowing the army to conduct surgical strikes across the Line of Control. (LoC) “The Director General of Military Operations (DGMO) of our country has given a Press Conference in which he has said the Indian Army has carried out surgical strikes across the (Line of Control) LoC. Continue reading

SOURCE:  ZEE MEDIA

Villages bordering Jammu and Kashmir and Punjab are being evacuated in view ofIndia carrying out surgical strikes on terror launch pads across the LoC.

Villages in Pathankot and Attari sector and near International Border are being evacuated, as per ANI.As per reports, additional BSF troops have moved in these areas. Further, with six districts of Punjab sharing boundaries with Pakistan, the Centre asked the state to evacuate people residing in villages within 10 kms of IB. Continue reading

SOURCE: ET

Nearly 10 days after the Uri attack that claimed 18 jawans, India carried outsurgical strikes in Pakistan Occupied Kashmir, inflicting heavy casualties on terrorists and ‘those protecting them” and indicating a change of stand on the rules of engagement on the disputed line of control.

Indian DGMO Lt Gen Ranbir Singhannounced that Pakistan had been informed about the strikes and that India has no intention of continuing the operations but is ready for any reaction from the Pak side. Continue reading

SOURCE: NDTV

The Pakistani army has accused India of “fabrication of truth” after India revealed that it carried out  surgical strikes at three places in Pakistan-Occupied Kashmir where terrorists were placed to cross into Jammu and Kashmir.

The strikes were launched last night based on “very specific and credible information that some terrorist units had positioned themselves to infiltrate,” said Lt General Ranbir Singh, the army’s Director General of Military Operations to reporters this morning. Continue reading

SOURCE: NDTV

The surgical strikes in Pakistan territory last night were carried out by India to address the “mass anger” among people after the terror attack at an army base in Uri earlier this month, said ministers who were present at the Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s review of security this morning.

Sources who did not wish to be named said that the government was aware that “mass anger after Uri was at the same level as after Nirbhaya,” referring to the gang-rape of a young Delhi student four years ago that incited huge street protests across the country. Continue reading

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