India executes 'pinpoint strike' at terror launch pads in PoK
New Delhi : The Army has carried out 'pinpoint strike' on terror launch pads inside Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir (PoK) to eradicate neighbouring nation's attempt to flood India with the maximum number of terrorists before the onset of harsh winters, a news report said.
On Thursday, there were no cases of firing or ceasefire violations across the Line of Control (LOC), said the Army.
It informed that the strikes have been carried out "based on analysis of the ceasefire violations (CFV) that took place on November 13. There has been no firing or CFV in LoC today".
In a major attack in recent times, Pakistan did heavy shelling in several areas across the LOC in north Kashmir. Five Indian soldiers were martyred and four civilians had also lost their lives in the attack.
The Army then launched a major retaliation, hitting several Pakistani positions with anti-tank guided missiles and artillery guns in which at least eight Pakistani soldiers were killed and 12 others injured.
It has been learned that Pakistan is targeting civilians along the LOC to give terrorists a chance of escaping an eye and slip into Indian territory.
The sources said intelligence-based targeted strikes are being conducted by the Indian Army to neutralise mostly Pakistani and foreign terrorists, and the collateral damage has been very negligible in these operations.
"Pakistan has sought to target Indian villagers to send a message to people in the Kashmiri hinterland that to disobey Pakistani diktats and directives on terrorism will prove lethal," a defence source said.
"Pakistan Army's actions to exclusively target civilians are countered by Indian Army's pinpoint strikes on suspected launch pads inside Pakistan-occupied Kashmir," the source said, adding terrorists who have died in Indian strikes in the area are shown as civilian deaths by Pakistan.