General Officer Commanding (GOC) of White Knight Corps Lt Gen Paramjit Singh Saturday stated that 513 ceasefire violations by Pakistan took place along the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir in the past one-and-a-half month and the Pakistan army suffered five to six times more casualties than the Indian army in the retaliatory action.
While talking to media on the sidelines of Rajouri Day celebrations, he also said that security forces in Jammu and Kashmir would not allow revival of militancy in the Kishtwar district that witnessed three militancy-related incidents in the last few months.
Responding to queries about ceasefire violations along LoC, he said that the Pakistan army also used heavy weaponry like mortars and artillery guns in over 100 times during these violations and targetted civilian areas but was given a befitting response by the Indian army.
“Almost 513 ceasefire violations happened in the past one-and-a-half month and over 100 times during these violations, the Pakistan army used heavy weapons like mortars and artillery guns and targetted civilian areas. Only yesterday (Friday), four civilians, including two girls, were injured in Poonch,” the GOC said.
However, he said the Pakistan army is being given a befitting response by the Indian army.
Responding to a question about the casualties suffered by Pakistan in the retaliatory action, he said, “Unlike the Indian army, Pakistan does not announce the number of its casualties.”
“However, as per our sources, the Pakistan army suffered five to six times more casualties than the casualties on our side,” Lt Gen Singh said.
Ten people, including four security personnel, were killed and nearly 45 others, mostly civilians, injured in the twin districts since India’s preemptive air strike on a Jaish-e-Mohammad terror camp in Pakistan’s Balakot on February 26 in response to the February 14 Pulwama terror attack in which 40 CRPF personnel were killed.