Pak Army planted landmines near Indian Posts along LoC: Army

Pak Army planted landmines near Indian Posts along LoC: Army

The Army on Wednesday released pictures of landmines allegedly planted by the Pakistani army, which were recovered from the Indian side of the Line of Control (LoC).

The Northern Command’s media cell, based in Udhampur, released pictures showing the mines with markings of the Pakistan Ordnance Factory (PoF). The mines belonged to Lot Number 82 and had “SGO Sargodha” inscribed on the body. The Army said it shared the photographs with Pakistan at Monday’s flag meeting, where Brigadiers from both countries discussed ways to defuse the tension along the LoC. Pakistan has refuted allegations that it had initiated the aggression and entered the Indian territory. A TV channel quoted defence ministry sources saying that Pakistan had refused to accept the file with the photographs and returned it to the Indian officials.

General Officer Commanding-in-Chief (GOC-in-C), Northern Command, Lt Gen K T Parnaik had on Tuesday said in Akhnoor, Jammu, that mines were planted by the Pakistani army along the “walking tracks between Indian forward posts along the LoC.”

The Army said there were five ceasefire violations by the Pakistani troops since the flag meeting. Two rounds of firing were reported near the Line of Control (LoC) within an hour on Tuesday evening. The Army, however, claimed that the Indian troops did not retaliate.

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