Army gunned down two Pakistani soldiers Monday night in Tangdhar sector along the Line of Control (LoC) in retaliatory action, an Army spokesperson said.
Earlier in the day, an Indian soldier was killed in the LoC’s Tangdhar sector in unprovoked firing from the Pakistani side.
Defence Ministry spokesman Colonel Rajesh Kalia told : “The Indian Army responded to the unprovoked ceasefire violations and repeated attempts to facilitate infiltration by the Pakistan Army in Tangdhar.”
Kalia added, “Our troops carried out calibrated operations last night in which two Pakistani soldiers were killed.”
On August 6, four soldiers of the Indian Army, including a major, were killed in a gun battle with a group of militants trying to infiltrate near the Line of Control in Gurez sector in north Kashmir’s Bandipore district.