Indian Army kills five Pakistani intruders along LoC in Jammu and Kashmir
“General Bipin Rawat has given the go-ahead to the Para (SF) to conduct a search and elimination operation of BAT teams of Pakistan. Heightened low-grade warfare is likely to take place this summer,” a government official said on condition of anonymity.
A labourer was killed and two others, including a BSF trooper, were injured on Thursday in firing exchanges between Pakistani and Indian troops along the Line of Control (LoC).
"A labourer was killed and a driver injured from the General Reserve Engineer Force (GREF) in the firing. A Head Constable from Border Security Force (BSF) was also injured in the attack," Defence Ministry spokesman Lt Col Manish Mehta told IANS.
Indiscriminate firing was started by the Pakistan Army early on Thursday, to which the Indian troops retaliated.
"Pakistan Army initiated indiscriminate firing and shelling on our positions on the LoC in Rajouri district's Naushera sector and Krishna Ghati sector in Poonch," Mehta had earlier said.
The Pakistani forces were firing using small arms, automatics and mortars, he said. "Our forces are effectively retaliating," Mehta added.
(with IANS inpus)