Pak military posts damaged in 'punitive' assault: Army

Indian army on Tuesday said that it has conducts punitive artillery assaults to destroy Pakistan military post across the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir.

"This is going to be the "new normal" in India's response to Pakistani provocations", Pant said, adding the Line of Control "will continue to see such activity as Delhi seems to have chose to take into account the costs of escalation, while strengthening deterrence along the border".

The Indian Army on Tuesday said the recent action in Nowshera sector across the Line of Control has caused damage to Pakistan army posts.

He said the Indian Army was aware that infiltration attempts from across the border would increase as snow has started melting - which would open up the traditional routes of militant incursion.

Unlike the surgical strikes of last September when the Army crossed the LoC to target terrorist camps in Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (PoK), Indian soldiers in this case fired mortar shells from their side of the border.

While the Army officer did not offer a date for the assault, sources said the actions were taken in the recent past. India made its assault along the Nowshera sector in Rajouri.

The Army official expressed concern over Pakistani aid to infiltrators.

"There is a policy failure on part of our government in terms of internal and external security of this country". They also released the video of the shooting which included loud explosions thick smoke due to the fire. The operation took place on May 9. The Army further accused the Pakistani army of backing armed infiltrators along the line of control (LoC).

  • Joey Payne