Live Blog | Indian Army’s action in POK
"India used heavy artillery guns to destroy terrorist camps in Jura, Athmuqam and Kundalsahi sectors. The exact figures of casualties inflicted are still unknown"
-He also informed that army carried out the shelling after precise information about coordinates of terror camps running across the LOC. He added the infilteration attempts have increased since abrogation of article 370.
-Army chief Gen Bipin Rawat has informed the press that the shelling was carried out in response to Pakistani attempt to infilterate terrorists across the LOC in Tangdhar sector.
-Indian army confirms supreme sacrifice of two soldiers, Hav Padam Bahadur Shreshtha and Rfn Gamil Kumar Shreshtha.
-There is widespread euphoria over Indian action amidst people on social media. India has clearly changed the way in which it responds to terror.
-Congress' Akhilesh Singh has accused the central government of playing politics over army action. It seems Congress would never learn.
Congress' Akhilesh Singh on Indian Army used artillery guns to target terrorist camps in PoK: Under Modi ji’s govt, whenever there's election in a big state,pattern of surgical strike is formed. Now,politics will be done on surgical strike to divert attention from real issues pic.twitter.com/5pH1oK0lX4— ANI (@ANI) October 20, 2019
-Indian Deputy High Commissioner Gaurav Ahluwalia was summoned by the Paksitani government over Indian army action in POK, clearly indicating the action was quite big in impact and unprecedented.
-The Paksitani army has been busy propagating false news to save face.
Indian Army struggling to pick dead bodies and evacuate injured soldiers. Indian Army raising white flag. This they should think before initiating unprovoked CFVs and respect military norms by avoiding to target innocent civilians.— DG ISPR (@OfficialDGISPR) October 20, 2019
-In counter reports being circulated in Pakistan media. The Pak army has claimed that it has killed 9 Indian soldiers while also accepting single Paksitani army fatality.
Indian unprovoked CFVs in Jura, shahkot & Nousehri Sectors deliberately targeting civilians. Effectively responded. 9 Indian soldiers killed several injured. 2 Indian bunkers destroyed.— DG ISPR (@OfficialDGISPR) October 20, 2019
During exchange of fire 1 soldier & 3 civilians shaheed, 2 soldiers & 5 civilians injured.
-Initial reports suggest that at least four terrorist launchpads in Neelam valley inside POK have been destroyed in the army action.
-Defence Minister Rajnath Singh has maintained continuous communication with the army chief Bipin Rawat over the recent developments at the LOC. Rajnath Singh has always been quite vocal about giving ‘befitting’ reply to Pakistan.
-The Pakistani side violated ceasefire in the morning of 20th October to avenge the significant damage caused by the Indian army the previous night. The commotion on the Pakistani side bespeaks a lot about the impact of Indian action.
-Indian army has been effectively dealing with ceaseless infiltration from Pakistani side. Last night India launched a massive pre-emptive attack in POK. According to ANI India used heavy artillery guns to destroy terrorist camps in Jura, Athmuqam and Kundalsahi sectors. The exact figures of casualties inflicted are still unknown. However, certain reports suggest that a number of terrorists including several Pak soldiers were torched to hell in the action. It must be noted that India has recently acquired GPS guided shell for such pin point attacks.