India retaliates against Pakistan attack KILLING 7 SOLDIERS as tensions mount

Ammunition and other material seized by security forces from terrorists

Indian army chief calls for 'ramping up the heat' on Pakistan

The four Pakistan army soldiers were killed, while some others were injured, in the 's retaliatory fire assault after a ceasefire violation in the Mendhar sector of Poonch district early on Monday morning.

According to defence sources, out of the seven killed, at least four of the deaths were confirmed by the Pakistani government in a tweet on Monday. Pakistan has been effectively retaliating to unprovoked firing by Indian troops.

Battles between the two nations have gone on in the disputed territory, with 138 Pakistani troops and 28 Indian soldiers being killed a year ago.

"This unprecedented escalation in ceasefire violations by India is continuing from the year 2017 when the Indian forces committed more than 1900 ceasefire violations, " it said in a statement, as it reiterated Pakistan's threat that ceasefire violations may lead to a "strategic miscalculation". Exchange of fire killed 3 Indian soldiers while few injured.

In retaliation, three Indian soldiers were also killed while several of them sustained wounds, stated ISPR.

President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi today greeted the officers and troops of the Indian Army on the occasion of Army Day.

On Friday, Pakistan summoned the Indian High Commissioner to Islamabad to lodge protest against casualties as a result of ceasefire violations by Indian forces along the LoC.

On Saturday, Lance Naik Yogesh Muralidhar Bhandane was killed in firing from across the LoC.

Quoting from an interview, PTI said the army chief favoured ramping up military offensive to pile up the heat on Pakistan to stop alleged "cross-border terrorism" in the disputed Himalayan region. The parade will be reviewed by Army chief General Bipin Rawat. General Rawat also talked about Pakistan's continuous ceasefire violations. "We will have to call their nuclear bluff", Rawat told a press briefing. Asserting that some unwanted elements are using social media to disperse false information against the country, General Rawat called for the need to use social media cautiously. "Likewise, India too will avoid a war at any cost because of the expense factor and the dent it causes to our resources", said a senior intelligence official, who did not wish to be named.

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