Border tensions in the disputed Kashmir region alerted India once again!
The Indian and Pakistani militaries exchanged fire across the Line of Control (LoC) on October 20, 2019, making it one of the deadliest days since the Article 370 revocation.
The fights resulted in severe injuries to soldiers and civilians too on both sides, and the death toll reached 10 by the time firing ended.
According to the Indian Army General Bipin Rawat, the Indian side have blasted few terrorist camps in the fight across the border.
According to Indian side, Pakistani firing took the lives of two Indian soldiers and a civilian. Whereas, the Pakistani side accused Indian Army of targeting civilians including women and children.
“Our troops retaliated strongly, causing heavy damage and casualties to the enemy,” Indian defense spokesman Colonel Rajesh Kalia said in a statement.
On the other side, Pakistani Armed Forces spokesperson said they have killed nine Indian soldiers, injured several others and blasted two army bunkers.
Overall, the two sides accused each other of breaching the 2003 ceasefire accord.
In protest to the incident, Islamabad summoned the Indian envoy and urged to have the border situation examined by United Nations Security Council (UNSC) officials including members from US and Russia.
Border tensions have been high since the Article 370 decision and have increased over the past few weeks with the two sides targeting their border lines and associated villages, resulting in deaths of both security forces and civilians.