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No Indian soldiers killed by Pakistan, says Indian Army

August 17, 2019

The Indian Army has rejected the Pakistan military's claim that it killed five Indian soldiers along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir during a cross border firing incident. The Indian Army says the claims are "fictitious".

The Indian Army made this statement after a spokesperson for the Pakistan military Major General Asif Ghafoor claimed that three of its soldiers and five Indian personnel were killed in the cross-border firing. In a tweet, Ghafoor also alleged that the Indian Army has increased firing along the LoC in an effort to divert attention from the current situation in J&K and said that a number of bunkers were damaged.

"In efforts to divert attention from precarious situation in IOJ&K,Indian Army increases firing along LOC. 3 Pakistani soldiers embraced shahadat. Pakistan Army responded effectively. 5 Indian soldiers killed, many injured, bunkers damaged. Intermittent exchange of fire continues.ammu and Kashmir. He claimed that a number of bunkers were damaged and "intermittent exchange of fire continues".

A senior Indian Army official said the claim was not true.

The claim made by Pakistan's military is fictitious. - Indian Army

There have been reports of the Pakistan army increasing its deployment along the LoC after India's decision to withdraw special status to J&K, and bifurcate the state into two Union Territories.

The Indian Army has increased vigil along the LoC and kept its personnel on high alert to deal with any action from Pakistan.

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