Pakistan on Thursday claimed that three of its soldiers and five Indian jawans were killed in an exchange of fire in Jammu and Kashmir’s Nowgam sector.
Pakistan Army spokesperson, Asif Ghafoor alleged ceasefire violations from India and that the Indian government was trying to ‘divert attention’ from the situation in Jammu and Kashmir.
Major General Ghafoor tweeted, “In efforts to divert attention from the situation in J&K, Indian Army increases firing along LoC. Three Pakistani soldiers embraced Shahadat (martyrdom). Pakistan Army responded effectively. Five Indian soldiers killed, many injured, bunkers damaged. Intermittent exchange of fire continues.”
However, the Indian Army rubbished the allegation by the neighboring country and termed the claims fictitious.
Meanwhile, Indian Army sources have said that Pakistan upscaled ‘ceasefire violations’ both in terms of weapon & area in last few days. Immediate aim of Pakistan appears to show Kashmir as potential flashpoint to seek world attention.
With the United Nations session resuming shortly, Pakistan could play victim card, with hope that ‘escalating ceasefire violations may invite due attention’.
Indian Army Sources: With United Nations sessions to commence shortly, Pakistan can play victim card and with hope that 'escalating ceasefire violations may invite due attention' https://t.co/v3Olmz8hHm
— ANI (@ANI) August 16, 2019
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