No cluster bombs used, yet another lie from Pakistan: Indian Army rubbishes claims

Indian army has foiled a BAT (Border action team) attempt was made on one of the forward posts in Keran sector and was foiled by the indian army troops which resulted in neutralising of 5 to 7 Pakistani SSG personnel and terrorists.

No cluster bombs used, yet another lie from Pakistan: Indian Army rubbishes claims

In the last 36 hours, there has been a number of attempts by Pakistan to disturb peace in the valley and target Amarnath Yatra, said the Indian Army.

Indian army has foiled an attempt by Pakistani BAT (Border Action Team) on one of the forward posts in the Keran sector. It was foiled by the Indian army troops which resulted in neutralising of 5 to 7 Pakistani SSG personnel and terrorists. According to the Indian Army, operations are still going on and since the area is in difficult terrain, the operations by the Indian side are getting hindered by the Pakistan troops deployed in the area.

“In the valley four hardcore JeM terrorists were neutralised and cache of sniper rifle, IED and mine with Pakistan markings have been recovered. This is a clear indication of the complicity of Pakistan in terror activities. And the security forces are going to continue responding to such nefarious activities along LC and hinterland,” the Indian Army authorities added.

Earlier in the day, the Indian army had refuted allegations from Pakistan that it has used cluster munitions along the Line of Control in Kashmir. The Indian Army on Saturday responded by saying that the Pakistan army regularly tries to push terrorists through infiltrations and opens up with a multitude of weapons to assist them.

There are reports of more ceasefire violations by Pakistan in Mendhar sector in District Poonch(J&K), and they fired small arms and shelling with Mortars along LoC in Mendhar sector in District Poonch. According to authorities, Indian Army is retaliating befittingly.

In its response, Indian Army officials said: “During numerous Directorate of Military Operations (DGMO) level talks, India has maintained the right to respond.”

Adding, “Such responses are only against military targets and infiltrating terrorists who are aided by the Pakistan Army.” Since morning, the Indian Army has already neutralized two terrorists in Pandoshan area.

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What are cluster munitions?

They are air- or ground-launched weapons. And when they are launched they open mid-air and releases several ‘sub-munitions’.

These sub-munitions are small explosives which can spread over large areas and the population and vehicles in that area.

Often those bombs which do not explode mid-air sometimes become land mines.

Since these are considered deadly as they are capable of causing huge loss to the civilian population, several European nations have stopped producing cluster munitions.

However, countries like India and Pakistan are still producing these.

The Convention on Cluster Munitions (CCM) adopted by the UN in 2008 has prohibited all use, stockpiling, production and transfer of cluster munitions.

All these allegations being made by Pakistan come amidst firing along the LOC when the caliber was escalated after there were repeated ceasefire violations by the Pakistan side. Indian Army had to resort using high caliber artillery to push them back.

On Friday, Corps Commander, Chinar Corps had clearly stated that there are serious attempts by terrorists to indulge in terrorists acts and after deep search lot of Ordnance of Pakistan as well as sniper rifles were recovered.

Also, in view of August 15 celebrations, the government has taken precautionary measures by sending in 100 companies of troops to ensure that there are no untoward incidents.

The Terrorists killed by the Indian Forces in the last few days:

• Pandosan/Kulgam (34RR/ 2Sect/ V) Aug 2-3
• Zeenat ul Islam, R/o Memender, Shupiyan, JeM
• UI Terrorist
• Bhat Moh/Sopore(22RR/5Sect/K) Aug 3
• Umar Wani, R/o Bandipura, JeM
• Khalid Bhai, FT

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