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Watch: Indian Army releases video of 'punitive assaults' on Pakistani posts in Naushera, Islamabad still in denial

The Indian Army today said it has destroyed several Pakistani military posts in the Naushera sector and also released a video to substantiate its claims.

India TV News Desk, New Delhi [ Updated: May 23, 2017 18:30 IST ]
Indian Army has destroyed Pakistani posts in Naushera sector
Indian Army has destroyed Pakistani posts in Naushera sectorPhoto:REPRESENTATIVE IMAGE

In a ‘punitive assault’ against Pakistan Army’s support to infiltration attempts in Jammu and Kashmir, the Indian Army today said it has destroyed several Pakistani military posts in the Naushera sector. The Army claimed to have decimated the Pakistan Army posts sector by carrying out fire assaults on the Line of Control (LoC) as part of its anti-terror operations. 

A top Army official said today that the assaults were carried out recently as Pakistani posts were supporting infiltration inside India. 

"The Pakistan Army has been providing support to armed infiltrators...In recent actions in Naushera (border sector of Rajouri district), we have caused damage to Pakistan army posts," Major General Ashok Narula of the Indian Army said.

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The Pakistan Army, however, remained in a state of denial and rejected the claims of any strike. 

“Indian claims of destroying Pakistani post along LOC in Naushera Sec and firing by Pak Army on civilians across LOC are false,” Pakistan Army’s media arm ISPR said in a tweet. 

Reacting to Indian action, Abdul Basit, Pakistani High Commissioner to India, said he had not received any such report from Islamabad and “there was nothing in it to brag about.”

“This is nothing to brag about. It reinforces Pakistan’s contention that we need to resolve the issue peacefully,” Basit told a private TV channel. 

The reactions by Pakistan are on expected lines and it was with the aim to debunk its denial that the Indian Army released a video to substantiate its claim. 

Last year, when the Army carried out surgical strikes across the Line of Control (LoC), targeting terror camps after Uri attack in which 19 soldiers were killed, Pakistan was quick to question the authenticity of the claims. 

Indian Army had then said that it could not release the video due to operational considerations.

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