Islamabad: The Pakistan military on Thursday said it had captured an Indian soldier from 37 RR who inadvertently crossed over to other side of LoC. The Pak army also claims to have killed eight Indian soldiers, Dawn quoted security sources as saying. However the killing of 8 Indian Army personnel reported by Pak media has been refuted by the Indian Army sources.
Indian Army sources further added that inadvertent crossing by Army and civilians was not unusual on either side. They are returned through existing mechanisms.
The captured Indian soldier was identified as a 22-year-old from Maharashtra. Dawn said he had been shifted to an undisclosed location.
The soldier was caught after the Indian military fired across the Line of Control (LoC), it said.
Dawn said the bodies of the dead Indian soldiers lay unattended at the Line of Control (LoC), which divides Jammu and Kashmir between India and Pakistan.
India said it had carried out “surgical strikes” on terrorist launch pads across the LoC, inflicting massive casualties. Pakistan has denied the surgical strikes ever took place.
(With inputs from IANS)