Indian Defence Minister speaks to Army Chief over escalating border tensions

Vastavam web: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday spoke to Army Chief General Bipin Rawat over the situation following the ceasefire violation by Pakistan Army today in Jammu and Kashmir’s Tangdhar sector. According to sources, the Defence Minister is personally monitoring the situation and has asked the Army Chief to keep updating him over it.

Earlier today, two Indian soldiers and one civilian were killed, while three other civilians were injured in the firing from the Pakistan Army in Tangdhara sector of Kupwara. The Indian Army, meanwhile, has continued giving a befitting response to the unprovoked ceasefire violation by the Pakistan forces. Four to five Pakistan Army soldiers were killed and several others injured after Indian Army launched artillery attacks on terrorist camps situated inside Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK) opposite the Tangdhar sector in Jammu and Kashmir, sources told ANI. In ceasefire violation by Pakistan, two Indian soldiers and a civilian were killed in Tangdhar sector of Kupwara in Jammu and Kashmir.