Indian Army on Thursday declined Pakistani media’s claims of eight Indian soldiers being killed and one captured by the Pak military. Indian Army labeled it as “false and baseless.”
Indian Army sources said, “As regard, (to the) report of the killing of eight Indian Army personnel reported in sections of Pakistan media, the report is completely false and baseless.”
A Pakistani news portal, Dawn News asserted in a news that the Pak military has claimed that it has killed eight Indian soldiers and captured one while striking back to India’s firing at the LOC. The report was taken off from its website and an edited version was uploaded later.
Dawn News also reported that an Indian soldier was captured by Pak army named Chandu Babulal Chohan son of Bashan Chohan from Maharashtra.
Indian Army sources, however, said, “One soldier from 37 RR with weapon has inadvertently crossed over to the other side of the Line of Control. Pakistan has been informed by the DGMO on the hotline.”
The soldier’s crossing the LOC is not related to the surgical strikes.
“Such inadvertent crossing by Army and civilians are not unusual on either side. They are returned through existing mechanisms,” they said.
The Dawn news report also said, “The dead bodies of the Indian soldiers are still to be recovered by the Indian forces as they lay unattended at the LoC.”
They reported that the soldier has been shifted to an undisclosed location.
However, the Indian Army has totally denied Pak media’s claims and has labeled the report false and baseless.