Early Times Report
POONCH, Aug 15: On a day India celebrates the 73rd Independence Day, Pakistan's nefarious tactics to destabilise peace in Jammu and Kashmir continued as they violated ceasefire in the KG Sector of Nangi Tekri area in Poonch on Thursday.
The Indian Army retaliated befittingly and thwarted their attempts to destabilise security along the Line of Control.
Shockingly, Pakistan Army spokesperson Major General Asif Ghafoor blatantly blamed India of violating ceasefire along the international border, while also claiming that three of his soldiers were killed in the exchange of fire.
"In efforts to divert attention from precarious situation in IOJ&K, Indian Army increases firing along LOC. 3 Pakistani soldiers embraced shahadat. Pakistan Army responded effectively. 5 Indian soldiers killed, many injured, bunkers damaged. Intermittent exchange of fire continues," Pakistan Army's DG-ISPR said in a post on social media platform Twitter.
The Indian Army, however, refuted Pakistan's claims of soldiers getting killed on this side of the border. "The Indian Army denies Pakistan Army's claims of 5 Indian soldiers dead in ceasefire violations along the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir," army sources said. Locals in J&K corroborated Indian Army's statement that Pakistan had violated ceasefire along the LoC. "I was at the flag hoisting ceremony and heard firing from the Pakistani side while I was returning," news agency ANI quoted a local, Mohammad Muzir Mugal, as saying. "I want to tell Prime Minister Narendra Modi that if such violations happen on Independence Day, Pakistan must be given a befitting response," he added.