Army soldier martyred by Indian firing along LoC

Published: August 16, 2019
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Pakistan Army soldiers. Photo: File

Pakistan Army soldiers. Photo: File

Pakistan Army soldiers. Photo: File

A Pakistan Army soldier was martyred on Friday by unprovoked Indian firing in the Buttal sector along the Line of Control (LoC), said a statement from the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR).

The latest incident of cross-border firing comes less than 24 hours after three soldiers were martyred in skirmishes with Indian troops along the disputed border.

The military’s media wing named the martyred soldier as Sepoy Muhammad Sheeraz.

While the international media is focused on India’s draconian steps in occupied Kashmir, the Narendra Modi government is desperate to take the global spotlight off the “precarious situation” in the disputed region.

On Thursday, Indian troops provoked a skirmish with Pakistani forces on the LoC in Azad Jammu and Kashmir.

Three Pakistan Army soldiers were martyred in unprovoked Indian fire along the LoC, which was retaliated effectively resulting in the killing of five Indian troops, the military said in a statement.

“In efforts to divert attention from the precarious situation in IOJ&K [Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir], Indian army increases firing along the LoC. Three Pakistani soldiers embraced shahadat [martyrdom],” the military’s media wing, the ISPR, said in the statement.

Pakistani troops responded effectively to the attack and killed five Indian soldiers and injured many others. “Five Indian soldiers killed, many injured, bunkers damaged. Intermittent exchange of fire continues,” ISPR had said.

Separately, two civilians were martyred and one was injured by Indian troops along the LoC in Rawalakot district, a senior local official there told AFP. Mirza Arshad Jarral said intermittent exchanges of fire between the two militaries had been ongoing since morning.

The Indian provocation comes as occupied Kashmir seethes with anger over New Delhi’s attempt to strip the disputed region of its semi-autonomous status, paving the way for outsiders to buy land and settle in the occupied valley.

On Monday, army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa said India is trying to shift global attention from its illegal Kashmir move to the LoC and Pakistan.

Prime Minister Imran Khan had also strongly condemned the unprovoked firing by Indian forces along the LoC while praying for eternal peace for the martyred Pakistani soldiers.

Foreign Office Spokesperson Dr Muhammad Faisal urged the Indian side to instruct its forces to respect the ceasefire in letter and spirit and maintain peace along the LoC and working boundary.

The unabated ceasefire violations by Indian troops are a threat to regional peace and security and may lead to a strategic miscalculation, he added.

 

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  • Tanweer Khan
    Aug 16, 2019 - 11:44AM

    The only way to reciprocate to India’s Obscenity is to do what the american have done in Afghanistan, They sent highly trained Commandos in local Garb with world best sniper rifles which shoots beyond 3 miles dead accurate and bulls eye Plz pass on this article to Pakistan armed services, send at least 3 thousand highly trained Commandos with sniper expertize and they are wear local garb and have concealed sniper rifle and they hide in conspicuous location with clear view of the Kashmiri towns and villages and indian arm camps and our comandos be equipped with high powers binoculars and nite vision equipment and the pick out one indian soldier and or a Indian Policeman at a time and finish them off, if Pakistani commandos can do Nite raids and search and destroy military assets and return back to Pakistan LOC and do these day and nite raids and eliminates countless on foot soldiers and Policeman and put a fear in thier heart to be out in the open !!! also use nite vision equipment to take them out at nite and start reducing the number of indian military forces in Kashmir , deadly sniper hits from 2 -to 3 miles away with sniper guns equipped with silencers and decimate thier targets and immediately disappear from that location, and if threatened they can bury thier equipment hide it in bushed and forest of throw them away in lakes water way and canals and rivers in case there is a threat of being in trouble or when cornered by the enemy forces and adapt to themselves to be local kashmiri ‘s infiltrate the kashmiri regions by nite time and take assistance of local safe houses and friendly muslims who can help them hit and evade and escape safely back to Pakistan LOC, sniper attacks daily by thousand mean who take out an average of 3 enemy day by each comandos can add up to 3000 enemy forces destroyed each day, anyone who is affiliated with indian military forces is a legible target and will be one less enemy to fight the next day !!! sniper eradication is one of the most effective tool in modern warfare and must be adopted and implemented into pakistani armed forces to safe guard pakistan’s interest and also to destroy one number of enemies each day and nite as opportunity allows !!! Recommend

  • Faisal
    Aug 16, 2019 - 12:15PM

    The Pakistani armed forces cannot let this remain a status quo as the whole notion of a large army to defend Pakistan from a much bigger foe i.e. India will start to dissipate if nothing is done. This is not only for the survival of Kashmir and Pakistan but also for the existence of the armed forces.Recommend

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