Jammu: A day after three Indian soldiers were killed, with body of one of them being mutilated in a cross-LoC attack, the Indian army troops today launched a counter offensive against Pakistan soldiers during the cross border firing near the LoC.
The offensive comes hours after the Indian Army vowed “heavy retribution” to the attack on its soldiers.
According to Brigadier of Northern Command, S Gotra said, India Army launched a counter offensive along the LoC in retaliation to Tuesday’s offensive in Machhil sector of Kashmir.
Defence PRO Manish Mehta said, Indian Army posts are responding strongly and giving a befitting reply.
Pakistan Army also fired at Indian posts along the LoC in Bhimber Gali, Krishna Ghati and Nowshera sectors.
In the cross-LoC attack by suspected Pakistani terrorists, three Indian soldiers were on Tuesday 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 “retribution”.
The Northern Command spokesman had on Tuesday tweeted, “Three soldiers killed in action on LoC in Machhal.
Body of one soldier mutilated.” He said the “retribution will be heavy for this cowardly act.”
Since October 28th, this is the second such incident of mutilation of the body of an Indian soldier in the same sector.
Aided by the cover fire by Pakistani Army, on that day, terrorists had crossed the LoC and killed an Indian army jawan and mutilated his body in Macchil sector.