NEW DELHI: Pakistan today denied the Army’s claim that it destroyed Pakistani posts along the Line of Control.
The spokesperson for the Pakistan army tweeted:
PR275/17 Indian claims of destroying Pakistani post along LOC in Naushera Sec and firing by Pak Army on civilians across LOC are false.
— Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor (@OfficialDGISPR) 1495537425000
PR277/17 No Pakistani post destroyed by India on 13 May. Indians tgt civ on both sides of LOC. Pak response restric… https://t.co/mAYkxMw5ED
— Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor (@OfficialDGISPR) 1495554923000
The Pakistan army’s comment came after India said its Army launched “punitive fire assaults” on Pakistani positions across the LoC, inflicting “damage”, days after two of its troopers were beheaded.
The Army said it made its assault along the Nowshera sector in Rajouri.
“A recent action by our troops in the Naushera Sector has caused some damage to the Pak Army posts, which are supporting infiltrations. This is part of our overall strategy to counter terrorism,” Additional Director General of Public Information Major Gen A K Narula told reporters today.
Army sources added that the strike was a message to Pakistan that the Army will take stronger action with increased frequency against any infiltration attempts from across the border.
“With the mercury rising and snow-melting in the valley, the chances of infiltration increase from the Pakistani side. The Army is all geared up to counter such threats,” Major General Ashok Narula told reporters in New Delhi.
“It was part of the plan to proactively dominate the LoC and counter-terrorism operations to curb infiltration,” he added.