Muzaffarabad, September 29 (NIA): The Pakistan Army on Thursday claimed to have captured an Indian army soldier and killed eight others after India launched its “surgical strike” across the Line of Control in Kashmir late on Wednesday, according to Dawn.
The soldier, Chandu Babulal Chohan (22) son of Bashan Chohan from Maharashtra was captured at Tatta Pani, security sources told the Pakistani daily. Chohan has been taken to an undisclosed location.
The Indian army had opened fire across the working boundary, killing two Pakistani soldiers.
In his show Capital Talk on Geo News, Hamid Mir, said that 14 Indian soldiers were killed in two sectors. Defense analyst Major General (Retd) Ijaz Awaz, who was on his show, confirmed his claim.
Security sources claim an attempt to recover the bodies by the Indian Army has not been made yet as they fear coming under fire from Pakistan Army troops.
An exchange of fire between Pakistani and Indian Line of Control (LoC) troops began at 2:30am and continued till 8:00am in the Bhimber, Hotspring, Kel and Lipa sectors in “Azad” Jammu and Kashmir, the Inter service Public Relations said in a statement.
“Pakistani troops befittingly responded to Indian unprovoked firing on the LoC.”
Shortly after the exchange of fire, the Indian Ministry of External Affairs and Ministry of Defence held a joint press conference in New Delhi in which Director General of Military Operations Lt Gen Ranbir Singh claimed that surgical strikes were conducted by the Indian army on “terror launch pads along the LoC”.
But the strikes will not continue, he added.