In response to Indian Army’s video showing the destruction of Pakistan Army post along the Line of Control in Nowshera sector of Jammu and Kashmir, the later has also released a tape to claim it destroyed Indian posts on May 13 in a “befitting response”.
Releasing the video, Pakistan Army’s official spokesperson Major General Asif Ghafoor tweeted, “No Pakistani post destroyed by India on 13 May. Indians tgt civ on both sides of LOC. Pak response restricted to mil tgts only. On 13 May 2017, India targeted innocent civilians. In befitting response Pak Army destroyed Indian posts in Nowshera Sec.”
AN ISPR press release said, “Indian claims of destroying Pakistan Army posts in Nowshera Sector is totally baseless and misleading. On the contrary, Indian Army resorted to unprovoked ceasefire violation including heavy mortar and artillery fire on civil population in Bhimber Sector on 13th May which resulted in civilian casualties and damages to civil infrastructure.”
Indian Army’s video
— ANI (@ANI_news) May 23, 2017
“In wake of Indian aggression, a befitting and stern response was mounted on Indian posts causing substantial losses to military men and material( video clip 13 May Nowshera Sector). Notwithstanding, desire to maintain peace and tranquility along LOC, Pakistan Army remains undeterred and any misadventure by Indian Army would be responded with even greater force and strength,” it added.
On Tuesday, Indian Army said it had launched “punitive fire assaults” on Pakistani posts across the Line of Control, inflicting “some damage”. The Indian Army’s statement came days after Pakistan Army had beheaded two Indian soldiers along the LoC. The Indian Army had also released a video of the military action which showed some structures in a forested area crumbling in a heap under the impact of repeated shelling.
Pakistan Army Video
On 13 May 2017, India targeted innocent civilians. In befitting response Pak Army destroyed Indian posts in Nowshera Sec. 2/2. pic.twitter.com/jHLZVOoHSa
— Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor (@OfficialDGISPR) May 23, 2017
“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 Maj Gen A K Narula told reporters.
The Government of India has supported Indian Army action along the LoC with Defence Minister Arun Jaitley saying that the attack on Pakistani posts along the LoC in Nowshera sector was necessary for peace in the region.