Indian Army avenges five slain soldiers, takes out terror launch pads across LoC; video released
Photo: Vishnu Som/Twitter screengrab

A few days after a ceasefire violation in Jammu and Kashmir's Kupwara martyred five special force commandos, even as it killed five terrorists, India has retaliated by precision targeting of gun areas and terror launch pads across the LoC.

Video footage shared by NDTV's Vishnu Som shows multiple explosions taking place. The publication adds that the drone video shows a Pakistan Army ammunition dump being hit by Bofors artillery guns from India's side.

According to a Hindustan Times report, this comes in retaliation to an unprovoked ceasefire violations by the neighbouring country. Reportedly it was designed to destroy terror launch pads close to the Indian border in the Neelum Valley.

Hindustan Times quoted a counter-terror operative to add that India was forced to retaliate because of the terrain. That is to say, if the terrorists had managed to cross over to India, it would have been difficult to neutralise the threat without incurring casualties.

The publication also quoted an earlier report of its own to say that there are around 160 terrorists that are at present ready to infiltrave the Valley. They belong to the Lashkar-e-Taiba, Jaish-e-Mohammed and Hizbul Mujahideen organisations.

Further details awaited.

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