The Indian Army said that it has destroyed atleast four Pakistani posts on Saturday to cause heavy casualties and damage along the Line of Control (Loc) in the Keran sector which is divided between India and Pakistan Occupier Kashmir.
Touted to be a massive fire assault, the casualties on the Pakistani side is likely to be up to 20. The Indian retaliation coincides with the mutilation of their martyred soldier Mandeep Singh.
It is not clear whether the latest assault from the Indian Army is related to the appropriate revenge action it had promised for the barbaric mutilation of 17 Rashtriya Rifles soldier Mandeep Singh on Friday evening.
One thing we can make out is that this seems to be a rare offensive step from the Indian Army in giving it back to the Pakistanis who have been using its regulars along with terrorists to create turmoil in the country.
It has been reported that Pakistan has continued to violate ceasefire on Saturday night as well, targeting the Samba, Hiranagar and RS Pura sectors.
After India’s surprise surgical strikes inside PoK on September 28, Pakistan has resorted to over 60 ceasefire violations.
Pakistan have till date lost about 40 of its troops ever since India has started to hit it back which includes the surgical strikes.
India, on the other hand, has lost three Army regulars and four BSF personnel in Pakistan’s retaliation after they were pounded by their enemy’s unexpected surgical strikes.
Civilians on both the sides are being injured and killed as well. While Pakistan has directly targeting the Indian civilians, India has unavoidably hit their civilian villages in its forced retaliation.
Reports in the media suggest that so far the exchange of firing and shelling has been limited to a small scale machine guns and mortars.
However, there is every possibility that the relentless skirmishes could escalate into a much bigger engagement on the military front in the coming days with both the countries activating their respective armed forces.