The Indian Army said it launched “punitive fire assaults” on Pakistani positions across the Line of Control, inflicting “some damage”, days after two of its troopers were beheaded. It also released a video of the military action which showed some structures in a forested area crumbling in a heap under the impact of repeated shelling.
Though the Indian Army did not give much operational details of the retributive assault across the Line of Control (LoC) against Pakistan Army positions in Naushera sector of Jammu and Kashmir which were “aiding” infiltration, sources in the force said the strike was carried out on May 9, nine days after two Indian security personnel were beheaded.
“A recent action by our troops in the Naushera Sector has caused some damage to the Pak Army posts, which are supporting infiltrations. This is part of our overall strategy to counter terrorism,” Additional Director General of Public Information Maj Gen A K Narula told reporters here.
Sources also said the strike was a message to Pakistan that the Army will take stronger action with increased frequency against any infiltration attempts from across the border.