On Monday the nation was shocked and outraged after the Northern Command of the Indian Army announced in a press release that the Pakistani army had violated the ceasefire along the Line Of Control in Krishna Ghati sector in Jammu & Kashmir by carrying out unprovoked rocket and mortar firing.
The Pakistani army then committed another heinous act by mutilating the dead body of 2 martyred Indian soldiers.
This dastardly act of the Pakistani army now has appeared to draw an appropriate response from our Army after it was reported that the retaliation had ensured the destruction of two Pakistani bunkers resulting in the death of 7 Pakistani soldiers.
Such instances of retaliation by the Indian Army is not new and time and again our forces have given a befitting reply to any aggression committed by the Pakistani forces.
Here are a few instances:
- In November last year, one Indian soldier was beheaded and two others were killed by Pakistani commandos who crossed the Line of Control at Machil. It was reported that within hours of the above incident, the army launched an aggressive counter offensive on Pakistan. This resulted in the Pakistanis announcing the death of three of their soldiers including a Captain, the very next day.
- In October 2016, the Pakistani troops had again violated the ceasefire agreement and under the fire cover mutilated an Indian soldier. As a retaliation to the incident the Indian army reportedly destroyed four Pakistani outposts in Keran sector resulting in the death of about 23 Pakistani soldiers.
- On 18th September 2016 four Pakistan backed terrorists attacked the Brigade headquarters of Indian army in Uri which resulted in the death of 19 Indian soldiers. It was dubbed as the deadliest attack on our Armed forces in over two decades. This attack resulted in an extraordinary response by our Armed forces who undertook the famous Surgical strike. In the surgical strike, a team of Indian commandos after getting the go-ahead from the government entered Pakistani occupied Kashmir and destroyed 7 terror cams resulting in the deaths of at-least 50 terrorists and 2 Pakistani army personnel.
- From 1st October 2014 the Pakistani troops started their ceasefire violation which also took a toll on Indian civilians. The almost week long attack resulted in the death of 6 Indian nationals including civilians and troops. This elicited a massive response from the Indian army. The army targeted 37 Pakistani border posts all along the 200-kilometre long International Border (IB) in Jammu which resulted in deaths of 15 Pakistanis and a serious damage to outposts manned by Pakistani Rangers.
UPDATE: Army has denied the the news reports from Monday that they had retaliated and killed 7 Pakistani soldiers. However, the army said that they will strike back when it is appropriate time.