MUZAFFARABAD/RAWALPINDI: Two Pakistani soldiers embraced martyrdom when Indian forces resorted to unprovoked firing across the Line of Control (LoC) on Thursday morning, amid mounting tensions between the two nuclear-armed adversaries over occupied Kashmir, the ISPR confirmed.
Unprovoked firing at the LOC in Kel and Lipa sectors began at 2:30 AM and continued till 8:00 AM, ISPR said.
The Indian guns were silenced after a befitting reply from Pakistan Army, the ISPR added.
Of late, tensions between Pakistan and India soared high over the use of brute force by Indian forces in occupied Kashmir. So far, over 110 innocent Kashmiris have been martyred as occupying Indian forces used force to quell protests in the valley that initiated after the killing of Kashmiri youth leader Burhan Muzaffar Wani.
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, in his address to the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), highlighted the worst human rights abuses in the Indian-occupied Kashmir (IoK) and called for an immediate cessation to Indian atrocities.
The speech apparently fumed the neighbouring arch-rival as its top leadership reacted to it with baseless allegations and threats.
In her address with the UNGA, Indian minister for external affairs Sushma Swaraj dismissed UN’s Kashmir resolution and reiterated the age-long rhetoric against Pakistan.
A day after, PM Modi threatened Pakistan with water terrorism by hinting at blocking the flow of Indus water into Pakistan.