Retaliating to Pakistan's ceasefire violation to aid infiltration into Kashmir, the Indian Army, on Sunday, October 20, launched a counterattack on terror camps inside Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (PoK) opposite the Tangdhar sector. Sources reported that 4-5 Pakistan Army soldiers have been killed and several have been injured. Here is the walkthrough of the events happened in the past 48 hours in Republic Tv's exclusive ground report from Tangdhar.
On Saturday, October 19, the ceasefire violation by Pakistan was reported in the evening because they wanted to give cover to the infiltrators. In the ceasefire, one civilian lost his life and two jawans of the Indian Army were martyred. There was also damage done to property and the cattle. The civilian who lost his life has been identified as Mohammad Sadiq. He lost his life while he was out to bring things for her daughter's marriage. A shell fired from the Pakistan side landed on him resulting in his death. Continuous ceasefire violation by Pakistan has also made it difficult for the people in the village to do their day-to-day work. Pakistani militants have been targetting various local shopkeepers and truck drivers along with the border areas of Jammu and Kashmir since the Central government took the decision to abrogate Article 370 from Jammu and Kashmir.
Army Chief General Bipin Rawat on Sunday confirmed that casualties in Indian Army's retaliation in Neelum valley following Pakistan's ceasefire violation which had led to deaths of two Indian soldiers & one civilian. He said that as per information received to him there have been six-ten casualties and that a similar number of terrorists have been neutralised. He added that at least three terror camps were destroyed. The Army Chief said that Defence Minister Rajnath Singh was briefed and kept updated on the developments (of this operation). Army Chief Bipin Rawat also warned Pakistan and asked them to be cautious of their actions. He said, "Any action they (Pakistan) attempt, the reaction from us will be far more superior to what they have experienced so far."
He also reminded Pakistan of the pressure from FATF and further advised them to stop supporting terrorism. "Our advice to Pakistan would be to not perpetrate terror in our territory and that they are under pressure from the FATF. It is better if they can heat the advice of the FATF and not provide any support to the terrorist across and create violence and disruption on our side of the line of control, particularly in the Kashmir Valley or anywhere else."