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Indian army denies Pakistan's claim of killing 11 Indian soldiers

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 10 February 2017, 1:36 IST

The Indian Army on 17 November rejected Pakistan's claims of killing 11 Indian soldiers during a cross border firing across the line of control (LoC).

The Northern Command of Indian Army took to Twitter to confirm the news asserting that the Pakistan Army Chief, General Raheel Sharif's claim of killing 11 Indian troop were "false".

Pakistan Army Chief General Raheel Sharif had claimed that his troops killed at least 11 Indian jawans the day seven Pakistani soldiers were killed in firing by Indian troops across the Line of Control (LoC).

General Raheel said this in an informal chat with journalists in the President House where a banquet was organised by the President in honour of visiting Turkish President.

"The day seven of our soldiers were martyred on the border, we killed at least 11 Indian soldiers," he claimed. He further claimed that Pakistan has killed "40-44 Indian troops" in the current clashes but the Indian army was refusing to accept and own its casualties.

General Raheel said India should "show courage" and own the deaths of its security personnel. "The Indian army should man up and accept their losses," he said.

He said Pakistan army was professional force and was accepting its "casualties" while giving befitting response to "unprovoked" firing.

The army chief, who is set to retire later this month, said a message has been conveyed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi that his "aggressive actions" will not bear any results.

Pakistan had claimed that seven of its soldiers were killed at the LoC in an alleged ceasefire violation by Indian troops on 13 November.

--With PTI inputs

First published: 17 November 2016, 8:27 IST