Pak Army denies India’s claim of ‘surgical strikes’ at LoC: ISPR


Pakistan Army has rejected Indian Army’s claim of conducting surgical strikes at LoC (Line of Control).

“There has been no surgical strike by India,instead there had been cross border fire initiated and conducted by India which is existential phenomenon,” the military’s media wing ISPR said.

The statement added, “As per rules of engagement same was strongly and befittingly responded by Pakistani troops.”

“The notion of surgical strike linked to alleged  terrorist bases is an illusion being deliberately generated by Indian to create false effects. This quest by Indian establishment to create media hype by re branding 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 statement said.

Earlier today, India’s military claimed it carried out “surgical strikes” along the de facto border with Pakistan in AJK to thwart a series of attacks being planned against major cities.

“Some terrorist teams had positioned themselves at launchpads along the Line of Control,” Lieutenant General Ranbir Singh, the army’s director-general of military operations, said in reference to the unofficial border in divided Kashmir.

“The Indian army conducted surgical strikes last night at these launchpads. Significant casualties have been caused to these terrorists and those who are trying to support them,” he told reporters in New Delhi, adding that he had called his Pakistani counterpart to
inform him of the operation.

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