New Delhi: The Indian Army on Monday said that seven Pakistan soldiers were killed along the border in Mendhar. The statement comes just hours after forces had neutralized six Jaish militants in Uri.
The action comes after an Indian solider was killed in Pakistani firing along the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir’s Rajouri district on Saturday.
“Army has carried out retaliation against Pakistani troops across Jaglote area along the LoC in Mendhar sector of Poonch district. There were seven fatal casualities to Pakistani troops and four others were injured,” a senior Army officer told a wire agency.
Even as the Indian Army claimed a big win on Army Day, Pakistan’s Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) said that while four of its soldiers were killed by shelling across the Line of Control (LoC) and Kashmir’s Jandrot sector, three Indian soldiers were also killed and a “few injured” in an exchange of fire.
The incident comes just days after Indian Army chief Bipin Rawat threatened to call Pakistan’s “nuclear bluff’, a statement that was criticized by the Pakistani leadership. Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif said that the statement was very irresponsible and ‘not befitting of his office’.