April 14 : In just 45 days, Pakistan has violated ceasefire over 500 times along the line of control in Jammu and Kashmir after the Balakot strike and the Pakistan Army has suffered five to six times more casualties than the Indian Army in retaliatory action.
” As many as 513 ceasefire violations by Pakistan have taken place along the line of control in Jammu and Kashmir in the past one-and-a-half months.The Pakistan Army also used heavy weaponry like mortars and artillery guns in over 100 times during these violations and targeted civilian areas but was given a befitting response by the Indian Army, General Officer Commanding of White Knight Corps Lt Gen Paramjit Singh told reporters in Rajouri.
Responding to a question about the casualties suffered by Pakistan in the retaliatory action, he said unlike the Indian Army, Pakistan Army has suffered five to six times more casualties than the Indian Army in retaliatory action but Pakistan doesn’t announce the number of its casualties.
GOC16 Corps, Lt Gen Paramjit Singh said, “Whenever Pakistan carries out such violations, we also retaliate effectively.”
Indian fighter jets crossed the Line of Control and carried out “non-military, pre-emptive air strikes” in Balakot within Pakistan after the February 14 Pulwama attack in which a suicide bomber rammed explosive laden vehicle into the CRPF convoy killing 40 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel .
“Some incidents of sniping took place earlier and accordingly we have taken some measures to strengthen our defence,” he said.