Pakistan Army has released identities of soldiers, who embraced martyrdom in unprovoked Indian shelling on Pakistani border posts along Line of Control on Thursday.
According to Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR), the two soldiers included Havildar Jumma Khan and Naik Imtiaz.
“Havildar Jumma Khan who embraced shahadat at LoC hails from Astore. He was married, has one son and 2 daughters.
“Naik Imtiaz who embraced Shahadat at LoC today hails from Faisalabad. He was married, has 3 daughters,” ISPR said in a press release.
Earlier, Indian director general of military operations claimed to have conducted surgical strikes in Pakistan.
The ISPR in a statement rejected the claims, saying there has been no surgical strike by India, instead there had been cross border fire initiated and conducted by India.
“The notion of surgical strike linked to alleged terrorists bases is an illusion being deliberately generated by Indian to create false effects. This quest by Indian establishment to create media hype by rebranding cross border fire as surgical strike is a fabrication of truth. Pakistan has made it clear that if there is a surgical strike on Pakistani soil, same will be strongly responded,” the statement clarified.
Pakistani troops befittingly responded to Indian unprovoked firing on loc in Bhimber, hotspring, kel, and Lipa sectors. Exchange of fire which started at 0230 hrs after midnight continued till 0800 hrs.