June 2017 News

India Rejects Pakistan's Claim Of Killing Five Indian Soldiers Along LoC

3 June 2017
Times of India

New Delhi: India on Saturday categorically rejected Pakistan's claims of having killed five Indian soldiers in Tatta Pani-Krishna Ghati sector, even as the two armies continued to exchange heavy cross-border firing along the volatile LoC. Senior Army officers dubbed as 'completely false' the Pakistan army's statement in the afternoon that it had 'violently responded' to 'unprovoked ceasefire violation at Tatta Pani along the LoC', which is faced by the Krishna Ghati sector on the Indian side, to kill five Indian soldiers and injure many others while 'destroying Indian bunkers'. 'There has been no casualty on our side. Two civilians, including a woman, however sustained injuries in the ceasefire violation by Pakistan, which began at 11 pm on Friday and continued till Saturday afternoon. We strongly reacted to it,' said an officer. Pakistan's latest claim on Saturday came in the backdrop of widespread reports, though unverified, that five of its soldiers were killed and six injured in 'retaliatory fire assaults' by the Indian Army across the Poonch and Naushera sectors along the LoC last Thursday, as was then reported by TOI. Meanwhile, Army chief General Bipin Rawat visited some battalions deployed along the LoC in North Kashmir on Saturday. 'During his visit on Saturday, Gen Rawat was briefed on all aspects of operational and logistical preparedness. He was appreciative of the measures put in place to meet any challenge,' said an officer.