Srinagar, Aug 14: Indian Army on Tuesday claimed to have killed two Pakistani soldiers in “retaliatory action” in Tanghdar sector of north Kashmir’s Kupwara district.
“In retaliatory action to unprovoked ceasefire violations and repeated attempts to facilitate infiltration by Pakistan Army in Tanghdar Sector, own troops carried out calibrated operations Monday night in which two Pakistani soldiers were killed,” said Srinagar-based defense spokesman Col Rajesh Kalia, in a statement.
Earlier, an official said the Pakistan troops “violated ceasefire” by targeting Indian Army’s Anil post, Cheetak Post, and Black Rock post with small arms along the LoC at around 7:15 am.
The soldiers manning these posts returned the fire effectively, he said.
The exchange of cross-border firing with small arms was going on when this report has been filed.
On Monday, a soldier of 20 Jat was killed while foiling an infiltration bid along the LoC in Tanghdar, army said.
Meanwhile, the Army Tuesday paid tributes to a soldier killed while foiling an infiltration bid along the Line of Control (LoC) in Tangdhar sector of Jammu and Kashmir’s Kupwara district.
Sepoy Pushpendra Singh sustained a bullet injury during the gun battle on Monday. He was immediately administered first aid and admitted to the 92 Base Hospital, where he succumbed to injuries, a defence spokesperson said.
“Army paid befitting tribute to Late Sepoy Pushpendra Singh who made the supreme sacrifice during counter infiltration operations on 13 August, 2018, in Tangdhar Sector of Kupwara district,” he said.
At a solemn ceremony at the Badamibagh Cantonment, Corps Commander Lt Gen A K Bhatt led all ranks in paying homage to the soldier, the official said.
“In a show of solidarity, representatives from other security agencies also joined in to pay their last respects to the slain soldier,” he added.
Pushpendra Singh (28), who had joined the Army in 2011, belonged to Khutiya village in Mathura district of Uttar Pradesh. He is survived by his wife and a son.