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Cong lauds Indian Army for retaliating aggressively to Pak

Updated: Oct 30, 2016 11:47 IST

New Delhi [India], Oct. 30 (ANI): Lauding the Indian Army for retaliating aggressively to the multiple attacks along the Line of Control and international border, the Congress Party on Sunday said there is a need to be vigilant to ensure that terrorists do not infiltrate into India.

Congress leader Sandeep Dixit said the ceasefire violations take place when Pakistan wants their terrorists to infiltrate into Kashmir or India.

"I completely trust that our army is vigilant and whatever firing is being done in retaliation is being done well. Our army has always given a befitting reply to the ceasefire violations by Pakistan," Dixit told ANI.

The Congress leader stated that the Indian side should remain vigilant in the wake of the escalating tension at the Line of Control.

"We should remain vigilant so that the terrorists do not enter India through such disguises as these are age-old tactics used by them. Since ceasefire violations have been going on for a long time, I appeal to the Government of India to ensure that we move towards peace," said Dixit.

The Army on Saturday launched retaliatory fire assaults at Pakistan Army positions, inflicting massive damage across the border by destroying four Pakistani posts across the LoC in Keran Sector of Jammu and Kashmir's Kupwara district.

The Indian forces retaliated after Pakistani Rangers violated ceasefire repeatedly in Kathua and RS Pura sector along the International Border on Saturday. A Border Security Force (BSF) soldier was killed in Pakistani firing in Machil Sector.

An Indian soldier was also killed on Friday and his body was mutilated by terrorists in an attack near the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir. The army has said "the incident will be responded to appropriately", adding the attackers had fled into Pakistan-Occupied Kashmir "under the cover of heavy firing by Pakistan army".

Sepoy Mandeep Singh, who died in the attack, was 27 years old. The attack took place under cover fire provided by the Pakistan Army. One terrorist was killed in the strike.

The attack came hours after the Border Security Force (BSF) said 15 Pakistani soldiers had been killed in retaliatory firing by the Indian troops after ceasefire violation along the international border in Jammu and Kashmir.

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh has assured the nation that BSF and army are giving a befitting reply to Pakistan. (ANI)

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