Indian Army took a massive strike on Pakistan forward posts in the Tangdhar sector along the LOC that has turned red-hot post August 5 when the Modi government repealed Article 370 and abrogated Article 35A.
Which are the terror launch pads destroyed by India?
The Indian Army identified four areas with makeshift launch pads for pushing terrorists inside the Indian territory of Jammu and Kashmir. These are Jura, Athmuqam, Kundalsahi and Sandok. These launch pads were connected to main terrorist training camps in Manshera, Kotli and Muzaffarabad that are quite a distance from the LOC. Also, the co-located Pak Army posts and gun positions were destroyed during the assault.
What arms and ammunitions were used in the assault?
India used heavy-caliber mortars and anti-tank guided missiles in addition to deploying 155mm Bofors Howitzers along the LOC. India had definite information about active camps and launch pads in the Neelum Valley of PoK. The Indian Army decided to destroy the launch pads instead of waiting for the terrorists to infiltrate.
What were the casualties on both sides?
According to initial reports shared by Indian Army, the attack killed 10 Pak soldiers and a similar number of terrorists waiting to infiltrate in Indian territory. India also lost two soldiers – havildar Padam Bahadur Shrestha and rifleman Kumar Shrestha of the Gorkha Rifles. A civilian Mohd Sadiq, 55, of Ghundhishat village was also killed in the Pak firing. But Pak claims more civilian casualties by Indian attack. Pak claimed killing 9 Indian soldiers and alleged India of killing five civilians.