India claims to bomb Pakistani post

India's army claims that it had bombed the Pakistan army’s posts along the de facto border dividing the two countries in Kashmir

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India claims to bomb Pakistani post

India claims to bomb Pakistani post: According to the Army spokesman Ashok Narula the action had been taken to stop Pakistan’s army from helping militants cross into Indian-administered Kashmir.

The spokesman further told reporters that bringing down the number of militants in Kashmir will discourage local youths in Kashmir from taking up arms.

In response Pakistan has denied any of its posts had been destroyed.

Mr Narula did not clarify when the post was destroyed but said that it was “recent, very recent“. The Army footage showed the destruction of a Pakistani army post in the Nowshera sector, which is located near the Line of Control (LOC) dividing the disputed territory.

Pakistan’s army spokesman at this responded swiftly and rejected India’s account. “The Indian claims of destroying Pakistani post along LoC in Nowshera Sec and firing by Pak Army on civilians across LoC are false” Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor said.

These claims have come after relations between Pakistan and India have deteriorated over Kashmir and other issues.

An upsurge of violence has been seen over the last few months at the Indian administered Kashmir. India has blamed Pakistan for inciting the unrest, a claim which has been denied by Islamabad.

The Hindu nationalist BJP government has had adopted a more extreme stance towards Pakistan after it took power three years ago. Both sides have accused each other of provocations.

The Indian officer, who tied a local man to the jeep in order for the protestors to stop throwing stones, was given a commendation.  Indian army has said that the award to the officer was not linked to the incident but the move will likely anger Kashmiris and Pakistanis. Indian Army chief had said that civilians who had “helped” militants during gun battles or had thrown stones at armed forces shall be treated as terrorists.

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