To Counter India’s Claim, Pak Releases Video Of “Destroying Indian Posts”

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New Delhi: In a bid to counter India’s claims of carrying out a punitive assault on its posts, Pakistan Army on Tuesday night released a video of allegedly destroying Indian posts in Nowshera Sector on May 13.

Around 9.40pm, Pakistan uploaded footage that showed several clips of thick smoke and explosions, saying its army struck Indian posts “in a befitting reply” on May 13.

Major General Asif Ghafoor, the official spokesperson of Pakistan Armed Forces, tweeted saying “no Pakistani post was destroyed by India on May 13. Indians targeted civilians on both sides of LOC. Pakistan’s response were restricted to military targets only.”

In his second tweet, Ghafoor released a video dated May 13, 2017, which read “India targeted innocent civilians. In befitting response Pak Army destroyed Indian posts in Nowshera Sec. 2/2.”

The prompt reaction from the neighbouring country came after Indian Army announced that it has been carrying out punitive fire assaults across the line of control to thwart infiltration bid of terrorists from Pakistan.

“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,” Major General Ashok Narula, head of army’s public information wing, informed media persons on Tuesday afternoon.

Reports say the strikes on Pakistani army posts were carried out on May 9-10. The “fire assaults” were probably in response to the beheading of two Indian soldiers on May 1 in Krishna Ghati. The Indian Army has for the first time made public footage of “punitive fire assaults” across the Line of Control.

 

Meanwhile, Pakistan in September last year also denied the surgical strikes by India and accused it of cross-border firing that killed two Pakistani soldiers.

“This quest by Indian establishment to create media hype by rebranding cross border fire as surgical strike is fabrication of truth. Pakistan has made it clear that if there is a surgical strike on Pakistani soil, same will be strongly responded,” the Pakistani military’s press wing, had then said.

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