Pakistan Army Chief General Raheel Sharif claimed on Wednesday that Pakistan army killed 11 Indian soldiers on the day seven Pakistani soldiers were killed in ceasefire by Indian troops across the LoC. But Indian Army denied the claim.
Indian Army’s Northern Command tweeted,
No fatal casualties due to Pak firing on 14,15 or 16 Nov. Pak Army Chief claim of killing Indian soldiers on 14 Nov false.@adgpi
— NorthernComd.IA (@NorthernComd_IA) November 16, 2016
Raheel Sharif claimed Pakistan Army has killed 40-44 Indian troops in the recent clashes. But India rejected all the claims of Pakistan.
General Raheel said that India should “show courage” and accept the causalities. “The Indian army should man up and accept their losses.” He asserted that Pakistan Army was professional and accepted the casualties when giving response to their “unprovoked” firing.
On November 14, Pakistan accused Indian Army killed seven of its soldiers in firing along the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir. On the same day, Indian soldiers killed one terrorist while infiltration, at the time Pakistan Army carried out shelling and firing on the LoC in Jammu and Rajouri districts.
The Army Chief will retire next month. He conveyed a message to Prime Minister Narendra Modi that his “aggressive action” will not bear any actions.
Pakistan’s TV channel Geo News reported that Sharif condemned India’s surgical strike, saying New Delhi was limited to some words and it had to face embarrassment over their claim.
India conducted surgical strikes 11 days after Pakistani militants attacked Uri army base and killed 19 soldiers.
Since then, the two countries exchanged heavy firing. India has lost its 13 military and para-military force in cross-border firing.
Early December, India to host Heart of Asia focusing on Afghanistan to find ways to bring peace in the country. Pakistan foreign policy advisor Sartaj Aziz will come to attend the conference. He hinted his visit could ease the tension between two countries.