November 1999 News


Pakistan attack on Uri post beaten back

9 November 1999
The Asian Age
By Rahul Bedi

NEW DELHI: The Pakistan Army attacked an Indian military post in the Uri sector between 6:30 pm and 7 pm on Tuesday.

Army officials said the attack was repulsed and the bodies of 10 Pakistani soldiers, along with their weapons, had been recovered. No casualties were reported on the Indian side, the officer at Army Headquarters said.

The continuing attacks on the Indian Army are part of a new Pakistani plan of basing hit-and-run militant commando groups at military posts along the Line of Control. Under covering fire from the Pakistan Army, these groups, made up of 15 to 20 militants, cross over to attack Indian military posts, plant mines and IEDs before starting back across the border. Intelligence sources said this is a part of the new military regime's plan to pin down Indian forces in Kashmir.

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