13 Nov 2020
On night 7/8 November 2020, Indian Army eliminated a group of terrorists attempting to infiltrate from the LoC in Machil sector of Kupwara district. The terrorists were being pushed by the terrorist launch pads located in Neelum valley. In an effort to live up to the mandate for keeping J&K secure and peaceful despite Pakistan’s national effort to keep it burning, three Indian Army bravehearts were killed in action. Similar attempts to support infiltration all along LoC by way of Cease Fire Violations (CFV) and BAT attempts were eliminated.
, Pakistan Army carried out Ceasefire Violations in areas of Gurez, Machhil, Keran, Tangdhar, Uri, Poonch and Rajauri.
Recently, under pressure from FATF, Pakistan had released a list of those Pakistani nationals who were part of Pakistan’s orchestration of Mumbai terror attack. This list was widely published in Indian and international media.
On 13 November 2020, Pakistan Army undertook widespread unprovoked and indiscriminate fire of all calibers, including Artillery and heavy mortars, along LOC in various sectors of J&K. Pakistan Army was mainly hitting at the villages with the view to affect casualties to civilians and loss to their property. In a swift and befitting response, Indian Army responded against the erring Pakistani posts and terrorist launch pads located in areas of Neelum Valley (Nekrun, Kel, Sharda, Dudhnial, Shahkot, Jura, Nauseri sectors), Leepa Valley (Danna, Mandal and Kayani secotrs), Jhelum Valley (Chham and Pandu secorts), and Bagh Valley (Pirkanthi, Sankh, Haji Pir, Bedori and Kailer sectors). As per Indian Army officials, full care was taken that civilians in Pakistan Occupied Kashmir are not affected and only those Army Posts / positions, that have resorted to CFV are acted against rather than civilians, thus giving due regard to all international obligations and human rights.
As per sources, Pakistan Army suffered heavy casualties in terms of those killed and injured. From the sources in Neelum Valley, it has been established that at least 8 to 10 Pakistan soldiers were killed and 15 to 20 injured. The breakdown of various sectors on opposite side:
Gurez one killed and two injured, opposite Machil one killed and four injured, opposite Keran sector five killed and eleven injured and opposite Tangdhar three killed and four injured.
The confirmation about other areas is yet to be received.
In addition to Pakistan soldiers, there is confirmed information about four terrorists who were ready to infiltrate, were killed and 12 injured which Pakistan’s DG ISPR is depicting as ‘civilians’ killed.
DG ISPR release says that “1 x brave soldier of Pakistan Army embraced shahadat while 5 others got injured”. As per sources the remaining deaths will ‘adjusted’ elsewhere (as those killed in Khyber or Balochistan in insurgency operations).