Two Pak Army soldiers martyred on LOC: ISPR. In Indian ceasefire violations along the restive Line of Control (LoC) in the Dewa Valley, two Pakistan Army soldiers were martyred, the military’s media arm said on Thursday.
Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor named the martyred soldiers as Naib Subedar Kandero and Sepoy Ehsan in a tweet, Director General of Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR).
In response to violations of the Indian ceasefire over the past 36 hours, the ISPR said troops in the Pakistan Army destroyed an Indian post in the Haji Pir Sector and killed three Indian soldiers including a subedar. In addition, ISPR said a few were wounded as well.
Army Chief Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa visited the LoC on Monday in Azad Jammu and Kashmir, where he said the armed forces were “fully prepared to thwart any misadventure” or security aggression.
The visit came as fire was exchanged across the restive border by Indian and Pakistani troops, causing casualties on both sides.
“Our search for peace must never be misinterpreted as weakness,” the ISPR director general quoted the chief of the army as saying in a tweet.
In some areas along the LoC on Sunday, Indian and Pakistani troops exchanged fire, but no casualties were reported from anywhere.
The military’s media wing announced on Saturday that when the Pakistan Army responded to cease-fire violations across the dividing line, the Indian army suffered heavy casualties and damage to its posts.
Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi denounced the violation and said the attacks were “India’s attempt to divert attention from a strong response to the controversial bill of citizenship.” He paid tribute to the martyred soldiers and urged the world to note the “violent activities” of India.
In a serious breach of the 2003 truce agreement between the two armies, the heavily militarized LoC has often seen ceasefire violations, causing mostly civilian casualties in various areas of AJK along the restive dividing line.
Indian Army Chief Bipin Rawat said earlier this month that the LoC situation could “increase at any time.” Subsequently, DG ISPR cautioned that “Pakistan Armed Forces will respond appropriately to any Indian misadventure or provocation.”
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Imran Khan claimed that the comment by the Chief of the Indian Army adds to the fears of Pakistan about a “false-flag operation.”
He cautioned that if India carries out such an action, “Pakistan will have no choice but to respond appropriately.” News report on Two Pak Army soldiers martyred on LOC: ISPR.