Indian Army kills 7 Pakistani soldiers along LoC in 'retaliatory action'

Army DayThe Indian Army has killed seven Pakistani soldiers and injured 4 others in the forward areas along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir’s (J&K) Poonch district on January 15.

The Army’s retaliatory action comes after an Indian soldier was killed in Pakistani firing in Jammu and Kashmir’s Rajouri district on January 13.

“If we are forced, then we may resort to other action by stepping up military offensive,” said Army Chief Bipin Rawat at an event of the 70th Army Day.

General Rawat further added that the Pakistan Army had been continuously trying to help terrorists sneak into LoC in J&K.

“We are using our might to teach them a lesson. We will keep effectively retaliating to any provocative action by Pakistan,” he said.

Meanwhile, the Pakistan Army said in a statement that four of its soldiers were killed along the LOC in the Jandrot, Kotli sector.

Gen Rawat asserted, “We will not let anti-India activities succeed at any cost. We will take even stronger steps against our enemies if we are compelled to do so”

Pakistan has been continuously violating ceasefire along the International Border and the LoC in J&K and more than 720 cases of ceasefire has been reported in last year in comparison to 449 times in 2016.