Launches punitive strikes to target vital installations including terror launch pads in PoK
Launching ‘punitive fire assaults’ on Pakistani positions across the line of control opposite Keran sector in Kupwara district, the Indian army on Friday flattened vital installations including ammunition dumps, terror launch pads, and gun positions.
The fire assault was launched in response to ‘unprovoked’ ceasefire violation by the Pakistan army in the Kupwara sector.
Ministry of Defence Spokesman, Col Rajesh Kalia in Srinagar said, “Indian troops carried out precision targeting of gun areas, terrorist launch pads and ammunition dump across the line of control on Friday”. Col Kalia said, “in the retaliatory firing, reports of heavy damages on the enemy side were reported”.
Last week, the same area witnessed one of the deadliest operations in which five Indian soldiers laid down their lives in hand-to-hand combat while neutralising heavily armed group of terrorists who had sneaked inside the Indian territory.
Since January 2020, the Pakistan army has violated a ceasefire agreement on more than 1160 occasions.
Over 400 ceasefire violations were reported in the month of March 2020. 367 ceasefire violations were reported in the month of January and 382 in February this year.
In 2019, India recorded the highest tally of 3,479 ceasefire violations and firings across the Line of Control (LoC) and the 198-km international border in Jammu & Kashmir.
Here is a link to the video that the Indian Army has shared, showing the decimation of Pakistani positions in PoK: