National Defence Bureau,
New Delhi, 22 October 2018
Armed Intruders from Pakistan Attack Indian Army Patrol along Line of Control in Sunderbani Sector.
On 21 October 18 at around 1320 Hours, five to six Pakistani armed intruders crossed the Line of Control (LC) and fired on Indian Army Patrol in the Sunderbani Sector of Jammu Region. Three Indian Army soldiers were killed and one suffered injuries in the unprovoked cross border action by Pakistan. During the ensuing fire fight two intruders were also killed. The intruders were wearing combat uniform; however, their identity could not be ascertained.
Pakistan Army has been informed through established communication channels to take over the bodies of the hostile Pakistani Nationals.
Since the DGsMO Talk on 29 May 18, which was held at the behest of Pakistan, Indian Army has been maintaining utmost restraint to uphold the ceasefire along the LC despite regular provocative actions from across. However, Pakistan Army has been vigorously attempting to send terrorists across the LC. Since 30 May 18, seven infiltration bids have been eliminated by the Indian Army in which 23 terrorists have been killed.
Reports suggest concentration of large number of terrorists in the launch pads desperate to infiltrate before the onset of snow.
A stern warning has been conveyed to Pakistan Army to restrain the terrorists operating from its soil.