Swift response from the Indian Army
[dropcap color=”#008040″ boxed=”yes” boxed_radius=”8px” class=”” id=””]I[/dropcap]t took Indian army less than 24 hours to respond to the barbaric beheading of an Indian soldier along the line of control in Machhal sector of Kupwara district on Friday. On Saturday Indian army launched a massive offensive in which it destroyed four Pak posts in Keran sector. During the assault at least half a dozen bunkers were destroyed inflicting heavy casualties on the Pak army.
…Four Pak posts destroyed in massive fire assault in Keran Sector. Heavy casualties inflicted
– A senior office of Northern Command HQ
Exact details of loss of human lives on the PAK side was not known immediately.
According to a tweet posted by a senior officer of the Northern command headquarters, “Four Pak posts destroyed in massive fire assault in Keran Sector. Heavy casualties inflicted”.
Sepoy Mandeep Singh,hailing from Kurukshetra, was killed and later his body was mutilated by the Border Action Team of Pak army which included terrorists as well on Friday.
The Indian army had made it clear that a befitting reply would be given to the Pak army as it had provided cover fire to the terrorists while they mutilated body of an Indian soldier before fleeing inside the Pak territory.
According to field reports the local population in the Keran sector was shifted to safer locations in the day as army had planned to hit back strongly to avenge killing of Indian soldier.
Several former senior army officers lauded the political and army leadership for taking a decisive action against the Pak army and teaching them a befitting lesson.
Meanwhile, situation along the International border remained grim as more than 100 villages have been vacated by the border residents in Jammu region to shift to safer locations.
The villages wore a deserted look as hundreds of houses were locked down and their lights were switched off as a precautionary measure.
The district authorities had directed the border residents to stay away from their houses in anticipation of heavy exchange of fire on the eve of Diwali.
[dropcap color=”#008040″ boxed=”yes” boxed_radius=”8px” class=”” id=””]T[/dropcap]he entire border belt of Jammu was blacked out to ensure safety of civilian areas. The families and the cattle was shifted to safer places while those who were staying put in villages were also told to take shelter inside the bunkers to prevent loss of human lives.
…as many as 180 infiltrators were awaiting their turn to sneak inside the Indian territory and have been brought closer to the border across several launching pads to infiltrate inside the Indian territory.
The situation along the line of control in frontier Rajori and Poonch districts was no different.
The residents of forward areas continue to live under the shadow of gun and spending long chilly nights in bunkers staring at uncertain future in the dead of the night. Intelligence agencies had already warned the state and the central govt to maintain extra vigil during the festive season.
According to fresh assessment of security agencies, as many as 180 infiltrators were awaiting their turn to sneak inside the Indian territory and have been brought closer to the border across several launching pads to infiltrate inside the Indian territory.
India must continue many more cease fire violations regardless of L O C. the whole of 700 Km odd long L O C must feel like a bed of thorns to Pakistan while India can afford to exhaust its long stored ammunition instead of risking explosions in the stores and inflict as much unacceptable damage to the enemy while the going is good.