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Pakistan rejects Indian claim of “surgical strikes” along LoC

NEW DELHI: Pakistan on Thursday rejected Indian claim of carrying out “surgical strikes” along the Line of Control and said only cross-border firing erupted that resulted in martyrdom of two Pakistani soldiers.

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India claims that the strikes were carried out on suspects of preparing to infiltrate into the part of Kashmir it controls.

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Director General Military Operations (DGMO) India Lt Gen Ranbir Singh in a joint press conference with Ministry of External Affairs Spokerperson Vikas Swarup

Lt General Ranbir Singh told reporters the strikes were launched on Wednesday based on “very specific and credible information that some suspected terrorist units had positioned themselves to infiltrate”.

Singh claimed the strikes had caused significant casualties, and that he had he had called his Pakistani counterpart to inform him of the operation.

However, Inter-Services Public Relations rejected the Indian claim, clarifying that cross-border firing took place along the border and no surgical strikes were carried out.

Indian forces resorted to unprovoked firing along the Line of Control late on Wednesday night and continued for over seven hours.

According to ISPR, Pakistani troops befittingly responded to Indian unprovoked firing on LoC in Bhimber, Kel, and Lipa sectors.

Exchange of fire which started at 2.30am hrs after midnight continued till 8am. Two Pakistani soldiers embraced martyrdom in the cross-border fire.

PM condemns Indian aggression

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif condemned the “naked aggression of Indian forces” Thursday after two Pakistani soldiers were killed in firing along the Line of Control that divides the disputed territory of Kashmir.

A statement from Sharif’s office said he “strongly condemned the unprovoked and naked aggression of Indian forces” and vowed the military was capable of thwarting “any evil design to undermine the sovereignty of Pakistan”.

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