Indian Deputy High Commissioner Summoned By Pakistan After Indian Army Strikes Terror Launch Pads

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 20 October 2019, 08:32 PM
Pakistan Foreign Office spokesperson Mohammad Faisal.
Pakistan Foreign Office spokesperson Mohammad Faisal. (Photo Credit : File )

The Pakistan Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Sunday summoned Indian Deputy High Commissioner Gaurav Ahluwalia after the Indian Army conducted artillery fire on terror launch pads in Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK). 

In a major retaliation to Pakistan's unprovoked firing, the Indian Army on Sunday launched heavy artillery attacks targeting at least four terror camps and several Pakistani military positions opposite the Tangadhar sector along the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir, killing five Pakistani soldiers and several terrorists, government sources said.

There have been reports of killing of at least 35 terrorists in the shelling by the Indian Army, which inflicted significant damage on the Pakistani side. The counter-offensive came as two Indian Army personnel and a civilian were killed in Pakistani firing on Saturday evening.

An Indian Army official said Pakistani Army initiated unprovoked ceasefire violations to assist infiltration by terrorists into Indian territory in Tangadhar sector last evening.

"As a result calibrated escalation of area weapons was undertaken by the Indian side in which terrorist launch pads and several Pakistan Army posts giving incidental protection to these launch pads and certain gun positions were hit," the official said.

He said Indian Army retains the right to respond at a time and place of its choosing in case Pakistan Army continues to assist terrorist activities from across Indian borders.

First Published: Sunday, October 20, 2019 04:30 PM
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