Five soldiers of Pakistan Army were martyred in an explosion near Line of Control in the Chamb sector of Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK). One soldier survived the blast with multiple wounds. ISPR said in a statement that investigation of the incident is under process and nature of the blast is yet to be ascertained. “The incident is evidence of state-sponsored terrorism by India violating bilateral ceasefire agreement and the international rules,” ISPR added.
Details of the martyrs are as under:
– Subedar Muhammad Sadiq, aged 44, resident of village Bandi P/O Jura, tehsil Athmuqam and district Neelam
– Sepoy Muhammad Tayyab, aged 26, r/o village Surakhi, tehsil and district Khushab
– Naik Sher Zaman, aged 36, r/o village Shamashaki, district Karak
– Sepoy Zohaib, aged 20, r/o village Nandi Nar Ghamir Manhdala, tehsil Hajira and district Poonch
– Sepoy Ghulam Qasim, aged 22, r/o village Sahiwal, tehsil Sahiwal and district Sargodha
Indian forces have been violating LoC rules and regulations since long. They have been targeting civilian areas which have caused much damage to the residential infrastructure and many people have been injured and killed in the unprofessional and unethical infringements.
Indo-Pak military tension was escalated to near war conditions when India blamed Pakistan for the suicide attack in Pulwama on Indian security forces. Later the incident, Indian jets intruded in Pakistani airspace and dropped their payload in hassle when Pak Air-Force responded. Soon after the invasion, Indian Air-Force lost two fighter jets in a dogfight with Pakistani jets on 27 February and Indian Air Force’s Wing Commander Abhinandan was arrested by Pakistan Army. He was shifted to the nearest unit for further investigation and was well treated by the Pak Army which he admitted himself in a video statement.
As a peace gesture and to bring the heat down between the rival nations, Prime Minister Imran Khan took a brave step and decided to release the arrested wing commander. His uniform and belongings including the primary weapon and the debris of the jet were taken into custody as war trophies and he was sent back to India via Wagha. The unit in which he was taken also bought him a new suit which he wore on his way back home.