“My independent sources have told me that at least 14 Indian soldiers have been killed so far…8 casualties in one sector and 6 in the other. There are also reports that bodies of eight Indian soldiers are lying across the LoC in Tatta Pani sector,” said Hamid Mir, senior journalist and host of Geo News programme ‘Capital Talk’.
“There are also independent reports that six Indian soldiers have been killed by the Northern Light Infantry in a separate mission,” he said.
Responding to Mir, defence analyst Major-General (Retd) Ijaz Awan said that his own sources had also confirmed the number of Indian soldiers killed in retaliatory Pakistani firing.
“Yes, this information is correct. Bodies are lying across Tatta Pani. I have spoken to eyewitnesses, who confirmed that the bodies were not picked up as of this evening,” said the retired Army general.
Earlier, two Pakistani soldiers embraced martyrdom when Indian forces resorted to unprovoked firing across the LoC this morning. The unprovoked firing in Kel and Lipa sectors began at 2:30 AM and continued till 8:00 AM, the ISPR said.