The Indian Army said on Friday that it had targeted Pakistani terror launch pads, gun positions and an ammunition dump across the Line of Control (LoC) after unprovoked ceasefire violation by the “enemy side”.
Releasing a video of the retaliatory operation, the Army said heavy damage has been inflicted on the Pakistani side.
“India carried out precision targeting of gun areas, terrorist launch pads and ammunition in response to unprovoked ceasefire violation by Pakistan in Keran Sector of Kupwara district. Reports of heavy damage on enemy side,” said a defence spokesperson in Srinagar.
The Pakistan Army had violated ceasefire in Keran sector of Kupwara district and Uri area of Baramulla district on Friday afternoon.
India’s cross-LoC operation came five days after a squad of five Indian Army Special Forces soldiers were killed in an encounter with five Pakistani terrorists in Kupwara sector. All five terrorists were also eliminated in the encounter.
There has been a spike in the ceasefire violations from the Pakistani side even as the two countries are battling the coronavirus pandemic which has claimed nearly one lakh lives across the world so far,
Reports said all through this week, Pakistan Army fired small arms and mortar shells along the LoC. Six Indian security personnel had been injured when Pakistan violated ceasefire in Sunderbani-Nowshera sector earlier this week.
India claimed that there were 646 instances of ceasefire violation from the Pakistani side in January and February this year. In 2019, 3,200 ceasefire violations were recorded.