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Published On: Sun, Oct 20th, 2019

India Destroyed 3 Terror Camps In PoK

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18howitzersNEW DELHI : In a major development, the Indian Army on Sunday launched an attack on terrorist camps in Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK) opposite the Tangdhar sector on Sunday. Heavy damage and casualty have been reported on the Pakistan side following the attack by the Indian Army.
The army launched attacks on terror camps located inside Pakistan-Occupied Kashmir today, in which three camps were destroyed and six to 10 soldiers of the Pakistan army were killed, army chief Bipin Rawat said.
Sources said the terror launch pads in Neelam valley — opposite the Tangdhar sector of Kupwara – were destroyed in the artillery strikes. The artillery strike was in retaliation to the support provided by Pakistan Army to push terrorists into the Indian territory.

According to reports,  At least four terrorist launching pads, four to five Pakistani Army soldiers and several Jaish-e-Mohammad and Lashkar-e-Toiba terrorists were also killed in the attack carried out by the Indian Army in PoK, said a report. However, an official confirmation on the same remains awaited from the Army officials.

The development took place hours after two Indian soldiers were martyred and a civilian was killed in a ceasefire violation by Pakistan Army in the Tangdhar sector of Kupwara earlier today.

The attack is seen in retaliation to the support provided by Pakistan Army to push terrorists into Indian territory. “Indian Forces caused heavy damages and casualty to Pakistan after two Indian soldiers and one civilian were killed in ceasefire violation by Pakistan Army in Tangdhar sector,” an Indian Army spokesperson said.

The Indian army used artillery guns to target the terrorist camps in Neelum Ghat in PoK. The terror launching camps reportedly had been actively trying to push terrorists into Indian territory.

“On the basis of the reports that we are getting, 6 to 10 Pakistani soldiers have been killed, three terrorist camps have been destroyed. A similar number of terrorists have also been killed,” General Rawat was quoted as saying by news agency ANI.
General Rawat said an attempt was made by terrorists to infiltrate though Tangdhar on Saturday evening.”We have picked up definite information that some of the terror camps north of Pirpanjal are active. The terrorists have arrived in these camps… in that they are likely to infiltrate,” he said.
As Pakistan opened fire, Indian troops retaliated, he said. “But before they could attempt the infiltration…It was decided that we target their terror camps. We had the coordinates for these camps… In the retaliatory action, we have caused severe damage to terrorist infrastructure. Terrorist camps opposite the Tangdhar sector have been destroyed,” he added.
Clarifying that today’s attack cannot be equated with a surgical strike or a Balakot type strike as it was a step lower in the escalation matrix, sources said it was “significant escalation” that was meant to send out a “strong signal” to the Pakistan Army.
Pakistan has been making repeated attempts to flag Kashmir at international forums, but its efforts have not been successful so far. Through September, Pakistan drones have dropped weapons across Punjab. A report to the Home Ministry said intelligence officials detected as many as eight drone sorties. The possibility of undetected sorties has not been ruled out either.
(With Agency Inputs ).

 

 

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