Indian army’s Lieutenant General KH Singh on Monday warned “certain elements in Pakistan” of “unexpected damages” in the wake of repeated exchanges of fire between Indian and Pakistani border forces along the Line of Control and Working Boundary over the past week, according to a report on the media.
Commander of the Nagrota-based Headquarters 16 Corps outside Occupied Jammu, Lt Gen KH Singh said, “There are certain elements across the border who want to create trouble on the Line of Control… we have to give them certain unexpected damage to so that they don’t repeat it in future.” He claimed that the Pakistani Army shelled and opened fired on Poonch sector villages in Indian-held Kashmir’s Jammu region on Saturday as Eidul Fitr celebrations were underway because the Indian Army had ‘stopped terrorists from crossing the border’ just a few days earlier.[content_block id=762 slug=ads1]
“One girl was killed on the Pakistan side ? we regret the incident. The Pakistani army also suffered major damages. They chose the Eid day to retaliate and targeted our civilian areas after Eid prayers,” the Indian general said. Over the past week, at least four Pakistanis were killed in three separate incidents of cross-border firing, and Pakistani troops had shot down a spy drone along the LoC. The Pakistan Army registered a complaint with United Nations Military Observers group in India and Pakistan (UNMOGIP) against cease fire violations by the Indian Army along the LoC and Working Boundary, after which a fact-finding team visited Saleh Pur, Chaprar and Malane in Chaprar sector.[content_block id=765 slug=ads2]