Seven Pakistan troopers killed along LoC

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The Indian army's action against the Pakistani soldiers was reportedly in retaliation for the death of an Indian soldier in Pakistani firing in the Rajouri district on Saturday.

On the occasion of Army Day on Monday, Army Chief General Bipin Rawat, Chief of the Naval Staff Sunil Lanba and Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa paid their tribute at the Amar Jawan Jyoti.

"In the retaliatory assaults by the Indian Army, seven Pakistani soldiers, including an officer, were killed", an officer said. Pakistan has been effectively retaliating to unprovoked firing by Indian troops.

Four Pakistani soldiers were killed in a mortar attack by Indian forces along the Line of Control in the disputed Kashmir region as tensions between the nuclear-armed neighbours continue to rise.

"Indian forces fired heavy mortar rounds on Pakistani soldiers when they were busy with line communication maintenance along the Line of Control in Azad Jammu and Kashmir's Jandrot sector", the statement added.

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In retaliation, three Indian soldiers were also killed while several of them sustained wounds, stated ISPR. The Indian Army paid tributes to the nation on Army Day by eliminating 7 Pakistani soldiers and 6 JeM terrorists, who dared to take on them.

India frequently accuses Pakistan of sending fighters across the LoC to launch attacks on its soldiers in Kashmir, which has been divided between the two nuclear-armed neighbours since partition in 1947.

Just this morning, security forces foiled an infiltration bid near the Line of Control in Uri sector of Jammu and Kashmir, killing five Jaish-e-Mohammad militants. "We will not let anti-India activities succeed at any cost", he said. "It has to be a politico-military approach that we have to adopt", he said. General Rawat also talked about Pakistan's continuous ceasefire violations. However, both routinely accuse each other of violating the ceasefire. They said there were no casualties on the Indian side.

Pakistan's foreign minister Khwaja Asif called this statement "irresponsible" and an "invitation for nuclear encounter". "A major tragedy has been averted on Army Day and in the run up to the Republic Day celebrations", he said.

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