Pakistan denies Indian army's claims of destroying its post


In response to the recent infiltration bids from the Pakistan side of the Line of Control, the Indian Army struck a Pakistani forward post in Naushera sector.

India is heading towards isolating Pakistan diplomatically and is also considering punitive actions against Islamabad for its alleged support to cross-border terrorism, a top United States defence official said on Tuesday.

Around 9.30pm, Pakistan uploaded footage that showed plumes of thick smoke and explosions, saying its army struck Indian posts "in a befitting reply" on May 13.

But it is very rare for India to disclose details of its strikes against Pakistan, or release videos as proof of such assaults.

Major General Asif Ghafoor, DGISPR (Director General of Inter-Services Public Relations) of Pakistan said in a statement, "Indian claims of destroying Pakistani posts along LOC in Naushera Sec and firing by Pakistan Army on civilians across LOC are false".

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Besides cautioning about geo-political tensions due to the CPEC traversing through the disputed regions, the ESCAP report also said the project may "ignite" further political instability besides fuelling the separatist movement in Pakistan's Balochistan province.

During the meeting, the commanders of the two forces "discussed various issues including recent unprovoked firing in Arnia Sector and other routine issues related to border management", he said.

India will continue to hit Pakistan as long as it supports terror groups, terrorists or the unrest in the valley, Chief of Army Staff, General Bipin Rawat told HuffPost India on Tuesday.

"Punitive fire assaults are being undertaken across the LoC. While doing so, locations aiding infiltration of terrorists are being targeted and destroyed to deny advantage to terrorists thus curbing infiltration attempts", said Narula. India is now at the edge of anger over terror attacks on army camps, mutilation of two soldiers by Pakistanis and killing of a Kashmiri, army officer.

They also claimed that the video has clear visibility of editing marks, and therefore, must be deemed to be unreliable and incorrect. While India has won a temporary stay on his execution from the International Court of Justice in Hague, there is pressure on the government to take a tough posture with Pakistan say analysts.