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Cross Border Firing: Army say it killed two Pakistani soldiers in Tanghdar Sector

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In this photograph taken on February 9, 2017, an Indian motorcyclist rides past as Border Security Force (BSF) personnel take part in a routine patrol near the India-Bangladesh border in the village of Lankamura, on the outskirts of Agartala. / AFP PHOTO / Arindam DEY

 

Kupwara, Aug 14, CNS: Indian Army on Tuesday claimed to have killed two Pakistani soldiers in “retaliatory action” in Tangdhar sector of north Kashmir’s Kupwara district.

“In retaliatory action to unprovoked ceasefire violations and repeated attempts to facilitate infiltration by Pakistan Army in Tangdhar Sector, own troops carried out calibrated operations last night in which two Pakistani soldiers were killed,” said Srinagar-based defense spokesman Col Rajesh Kalia, in a statement.

Earlier, an official said the Pakistan troops violated ceasefire by targeting Indian army’s Anil post, Cheetak Post, and Black Rock post with small arms along the LoC at around 7:15 am.

The soldiers manning these posts returned the fire effectively, he said.

Pertinently, two Indian soldiers were killed in separate incidents along the Line of Control (LoC) in Kashmir during the past 24 hours.

Sepoy Pushpendra Kumar was critically injured after he received a bullet in Tanghdar area of Kupwara district.

“On Monday morning an infiltration bid was foiled in Tangdhar sector. In exchange of firing one army jawan was critically injured and was rescued to the hospital,” said Kupwara senior superintendent of police Shri Ram AmbarkarDinkar.

“The jawan had received a sniper shot and was critically injured. In the afternoon he succumbed to his injuries,” Dinkar added.

The deceased has been identified as Pushpinder Singh of 20 Jat regiment.