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Jammu and Kashmir: Ahead of Independence Day, 2 Pakistan soldiers killed in retaliatory action in Tangdhar

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 14 August 2018, 11:55 IST

Indian Army gunned down two Pakistani soldiers last night in a retaliatory action to unprovoked ceasefire violations and repeated attempts to facilitate infiltration by Pakistan Army in Tangdhar Sector, says Army.

The two Pakistani Army soldiers were gun down at Tangdhar sector while they were trying to give covering fire to infiltrators, the army said.


Pakistan had opened fire and violated ceasefire on Monday, which martyred Indian jawan, Sepoy Pushpendra Singh, was killed on the Line of Control when he and his unit challenged a group of infiltrators.

Following which the army launched a counter attack to prevent Pakistani forces from pushing infiltrators via Tangdhar sector, 95 km from Srinagar in Jammu and Kashmir.

"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," Srinagar-based defence spokesperson Colonel Rajesh Kalia said.

More details are awaited.

 

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First published: 14 August 2018, 11:38 IST
 
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