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Indian Army killed 20 Pakistan Army soldiers in cross-border firing this year: Report

According to media reports, there is a state of high alert in Pakistan. Also the Pakistan Army’s 10 Corps Commander based at Rawalpindi has been frequently visiting areas along LoC to take first hand stock of the situation.

Written by: India TV News Desk, New Delhi [ Updated: February 15, 2018 23:22 IST ]
Security personnel take positions during a militants attack
Security personnel take positions during a militants attack at Sunjwan Army camp in Jammu on Saturday

The Indian Army has killed 20 Pakistan Army soldiers this year in cross-border firing, news agency ANI reported citing sources.

It added that 180-200 terrorists are ready to cross Line of Control in North of Pir Panjal Ranges which includes areas of Poonch, Rajouri, Mendhar.

“Indian Army has been doing pro-active operations along LoC due to ongoing ceasefire violations & due to reports of 180 to 200 terrorists waiting to cross South of Pir Panjal ranges which includes areas of Poonch, Rajouri, Mendhar,” ANI quoted sources as saying.

“Similar number of terrorists (180-200) are ready to cross LoC in North of Pir Panjal Ranges. In the action by Indian Army Pakistan has suffered 20 casualties & 7 more were injured in 2018. This number was 138 casualties in 2017 with 156 people getting injured,” sources added.

Also, full freedom has been given to commanders of army posts along LoC in the border state to effectively respond to any act of violence by Pakistani troops.

According to them, the Indian Army, on the other hand, has suffered 10 casualties during ceasefire violations along the LoC this year.

“From the last three to four months, there has been sustained proactive action along the LoC which has resulted in heavy damages to the Pakistan Army,” they said.

According to media reports, there is a state of high alert in Pakistan. Also the Pakistan Army’s 10 Corps Commander based at Rawalpindi has been frequently visiting areas along LoC to take first hand stock of the situation.

Earlier, both Indian Army Chief General Bipin Rawat and Northern Command chief Lt-Gen Devraj Anbu had stressed that the Pakistan is suffering heavy casualties in cross-border firing.

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