Army Launches Massive Counter Assault On Pakistan After Soldier’s Beheading

By Times Headline Writer

SRINAGAR: The Indian army has launched a massive assault along the Line of Control a day after a soldier was mutilated and two more killed, for which it vowed “heavy retribution”.

Fire assaults have been launched along the entire Line of Control in Poonch, Rajouri, Kel and Machil, said army.

On Tuesday, a soldier was beheaded and two others killed by Pakistani commandos who crossed the Line of Control at Machil. Just three weeks ago, Sepoy Mandeep Singh was beheaded not far from the spot.

“Retribution will be heavy for this cowardly act,” the army said in a statement. The soldiers were ambushed while they were on a patrol in the Machil sector in north Kashmir by the Border Action Team of the Pakistan army.

Indian posts are closer to Pakistan in this sector and the rugged terrain and thicker forests gives intruders an advantage.

(With inputs from news agencies)