Pakistan got the taste of its own medicine as Indian army troops crossed the LoC and killed 3 Pakistani soldiers on Monday. The Indian army had lost four of its army personnel in a cross border fire on Saturday.
The fresh incident involved Indian troops crossing the LoC to plant Improvised Explosive Device (IED) in the Rawalkot sector of Pakistan. The ensuing exchange of fire saw three Pakistani soldiers killed.
Army retaliated in same way as Pakistan did to kill four Indian troops. Indian Army troops crossed the LoC to plant IEDs across the border and then killed three Pakistani soldiers in firing across the LoC. The incident has reportedly happened in the Rawalkot sector of Pakistan across the LoC. This was in retaliation to the four Indian Army personnel killed on Saturday in ceasefire violation by Pakistan.
This is the first time that army crossing the LoC as a retribution has come so vividly in public discourse after the surgical strikes post Uri Terror attack.
“Major Moharkar Prafulla Ambadas, Lance Naik Gurmail Singh and Sepoy Pargat Singh were grievously injured during the ceasefire violation and succumbed to injuries. Two other personnel also sustained injuries and are under medical treatment,” an army spokesperson said.
“The incident started when Pakistani troops targeted the Army patrol at Brat Galla in Keri sector at around 12:15pm in which the three soldiers were injured fatally,” he said.
Major Ambadas, 32, belonged to Bhandara district in Maharashtra and is survived by wife Avoli Moharkar, while Lance Naik Gurmail Singh, 34, belonged to Amritsar district in Punjab and is survived by wife Kuljit Kaur and a daughter.
Sepoy Pargat Singh, 30, belonged to Karnal district in Haryana and is survived by wife Ramanpreet Kaur and a son, the Army has informed.
“Major Ambadas, Lance Naik Gurmail and Sepoy Pargat were brave and sincere soldiers. The nation will always remain indebted to them for their supreme sacrifice and devotion to duty,” an Army statement said.
In the last six months, the Indian forces have been given instructions to avoid falling prey to ambushes from Pakistani forces or the Border Attack Team (BAT) of Pakistan.
The Indian forces have been giving a fierce response to Pakistani manoeuvres to violate cease fire to facilitation infiltration across the LoC.