India teaches a lesson to 'belligerent' Pakistan

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TV news channel NDTV showed drone camera footage released by the Indian Army, apparently showing Pakistani targets ablaze.

The Indian Army Friday said it has caused a heavy damage on terrorist launchpads as well as Pakistani army's gun areas after an unprovoked ceasefire violation by the neighbouring country's troops in two areas along the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir.

The incidents took place in Sharda, Dhudnial and Shahkot Sectors along the LOC and the Indian troops deliberately targeted the civilian population in the area, the DG ISPR said.

The fire assault was launched in response to "unprovoked" ceasefire violation by the Pakistan army in the Kupwara sector. "So most ceasefire violations are their way of giving cover fire to terrorists", said a senior intelligence officer, seeking anonymity.

The exchange of fire broke out in forward areas of frontier Kupwara district, about 140 km northwest of Srinagar city, the summer capital of Indian-controlled Kashmir. Besides, it also shows Indian Bofors artillery guns destroying terrorist launch pad and hitting Pakistani Army ammunition dump across the de facto border in Jammu and Kashmir.

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"In 2020, the Indian Army committed 708 Ceasefire Violations so far, in which 2 citizens embraced Shahadat while 42 sustained injuries".

ISPR said that the injured have been evacuated to nearby medical facilities for treatment. Local sources said that it was the first time that authorities had suspended the internet service due to cross border firing.

IGP Kashmir zone Vijay Kumar said, "Two civilians including a lady were killed".

It is important to mention here that five militants and several army soldiers were killed in an operation in the same area earlier this week.

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