Indian Army hits back; destroys four Pak Army outposts

01 Nov 2016 | Written by Ramya ; Edited by Gaurav

Exactly a month after conducting "surgical strikes" in Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir, the Indian Army once again went into the assault mode in North Kashmir's Keran sector in Kupwara district.

In a massive fire assault, the Army destroyed four Pakistani Army's outposts along the Line of Control (LoC) in the Keran sector.

According to the Army's Northern Command, heavy casualties have been "inflicted" on Pakistan's side.

In context: Ceasefire violations along the LoC

IntroductionThe deadly Uri attack, India's surgical strikes

On 18 Sep'16, four heavily armed terrorists killed 17 Indian Army soldiers and left 19 critically injured in a terror attack at the army's administrative base in Uri.

On 29 Sep'16, in response to the Uri terror attack, Indian special forces conducted "surgical strikes" to eliminate terrorists in Pakistan occupied Kashmir.

They had attacked seven terror launch pads across the Line of Control.

29 Oct 2016Mutilation of BSF soldier angers Indian Army

Indian Army vowed "revenge" after a Border Security Force personnel, Mandeep Singh, was killed and his body mutilated by terrorists aided by Pakistan's troops in Kupwara district's Machil sector along the LoC.

Singh was retaliating to a ceasefire violation when he was killed due to his weapon's malfunction.

Officials said Pakistan had been violating the ceasefire over last few days and abetted infiltrating militants.

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Pakistan carried out 57 ceasefire violations on the borders

FiguresPakistan carried out 57 ceasefire violations on the borders

About 405 incidents of cross-border firing in Jammu & Kashmir have reportedly taken place resulting in the death of nearly 16 civilians along the border in 2015.

Of the 405 incidents, 152 took place along the LoC and 253 along the International Border.

Figures reveal that since India conducted surgical strikes in PoK, Pakistan has carried out 57 ceasefire violation on the borders.

01 Nov 2016Indian Army hits back; destroys four Pak Army outposts

02 Nov 20168 civilians killed by Pak, BSF retaliates heavily

In the latest round of ceasefire violations, Pakistani troops killed 8 civilians including 2 minors and injured 25 others at Samba, Rajouri, Jammu, Poonch, Ramgarh, Nowshera and Balakote.

The BSF responded by destroying 14 camps of the Pakistan Rangers along Ramgarh and Arnia sectors of the LoC.

Indian forces have begun evacuation of civilians from border areas, and have set-up 20 camps for civilians.

15 Nov 2016Ceasefire violated in Akhnoor, 286 violations so far

Sources stated that Pakistan resorted to unprovoked firing along the LoC in Akhnoor, Jammu and Kashmir; this is the 286th ceasefire violation since the Uri attacks.

Pakistan had earlier accused India of killing several of its soldiers and civilians and hauled up the Indian High Commissioner for the same.

Ceasefire violations have inflicted significant civilian and military casualties on both sides of the LoC.

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18 Dec 20163 soldiers killed as terrorists attack army convoy

An army convoy was shot at by 2 motorcycle-borne terrorists wearing pherans along the Srinagar-Jammu highway in south Kashmir's Pulwama district.

3 soldiers were killed in the attack, taking the toll of martyred soldiers in 2016 to 87, "the bloodiest year since 2008 for security personnel in Jammu and Kashmir".

The terrorists fled the spot and a huge manhunt is ongoing in the district.

19 Dec 2016Attack on Srinagar-Jammu highway despite strong warning

A day before a convoy of Rashtriya Rifles was attacked in the Kadlibal area in Pampore, intelligence agencies dispatched warnings of a "possible terror attack" on the Srinagar-Jammu highway.

They had also mentioned that convoys being targeted with Improvised Explosive Devices was a strong possibility.

According to a senior official, a message on human intelligence was dispatched at 12:30 pm on Friday.

09 Jan 2017Terrorists kill 3 GREF labourers in J&K, high alert sounded

Three General Reserve Engineer Force (GREF) labourers were killed when terrorists attacked their camp in J&K at 2 am.

The attack took place in the Akhnoor sector of Jammu & Kashmir (J&K), close to the International Border.

The terrorists, whose exact number remains unknown, reportedly managed to escape.

A high alert has been sounded in J&K.

10 Jan 2017Terrorists target Akhnoor, Bandipora

Security forces killed a terrorist in an encounter in Bandipora district; officials said they received intelligence about militants in Hajin village of Bandipora, after which they launched search operations.

Terrorists also killed 3 labourers, attacking the General Engineering Reserve Force camp in Akhnoor; they have not been found.

Authorities said 3 terrorists were involved and a search was underway.

19 Jan 2017Terrorist killed in encounter in Hajin

A terrorist believed to be from the Lashkar-e-Taiba was killed in an encounter with security forces in Parray Mohalla in the Hajin area of Bandipora.

The terrorist was flushed out after forces began conducting search operations in the village based on specific intelligence inputs.

Police identified the slain terrorist as LeT terrorist commander Abu Musaib. One soldier was injured in the encounter.