Pakistan Army has killed more than 60 Indian soldiers during firing at the Line of Control (LoC) since February 27, said Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor, Director General of the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) directorate on Saturday.
Tweeting from his personal account, Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Director General Ghafoor said many Indian troops were also injured and their bunkers destroyed by Pakistani forces since the February tit-for-tat airstrikes.
“Since Feb 27, 19 Pak Army has killed over 60 Indian soldiers on LoC besides injuring many & destroying their bunkers,” he wrote.
“(Indian) Artillery gun positions also damaged [and] forced to relocate. 2 IAF [Indian Air Force] jets shot down by PAF, 2 helis met fratricide under fear. Indian navy under deterrence,” DG ISPR Maj Gen Ghafoor added.
Since 27 Feb 19 Pak Army has killed over 60 Indian soldiers on LOC besides injuring many & destroying their bunkers. Artillery gun positions also damaged forced to relocate. 2 IAF Jets shot down by PAF, 2 helis met fratricide under fear. Indian Navy under deterrence.#CostForCDS
— Asif Ghafoor (@peaceforchange) October 26, 2019
He was referring to a deadly helicopter crash also on Feb 27 which later Indian investigation confirmed had been shot down by India’s own missile in the fog of war.
Tensions between the nuclear-armed rivals that got engaged in a military stand-off in February have remained high this year, but spiked sharply after India revoked occupied Kashmir’s autonomy on August 5.