Indian Army launches counter-offensive after soldier mutilated

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Jammu, Nov 23 (PTI) Army on Wednesday launched a counter offensive against Pakistan along the LoC, a day after three Indian soldiers were killed, with body of one of them being mutilated in a cross-LoC attack

The offensive comes hours after the Indian Army vowed “heavy retribution” to the attack on its soldiers

Brigadier, Northern Command, S Gotra said India Army launched a counter offensive along the LoC in retaliation to Tuesday’s offensive in Machhil sector of Kashmir

Indian Army posts are responding strongly and giving a befitting reply, Defence PRO Manish Mehta said

Pakistan Army also fired at Indian posts along the LoC in Bhimber Gali, Krishna Ghati and Nowshera sectors

In the cross-LoC attack by suspected Pakistani terrorists, three Indian soldiers were on Tuesday killed, with body of one of them being mutilated

The ambush on the army patrol took place in Machhil sector of Kashmir, following which the Indian Army vowed heavy “retribution”

The Northern Command spokesman had on Tuesday tweeted, “3 soldiers killed in action on LC (Line of Control) in Machhal

Body of one soldier mutilated.” He said the “retribution will be heavy for this cowardly act.”

This is the second such incident of mutilation of the body of an Indian soldier in the same sector since October 28

On that day, terrorists, aided by the cover fire by Pakistani Army, had crossed the Line of Control and killed an Indian army jawan and mutilated his body in Macchil sector

One attacker was killed in that incident.

Source: PTI

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