Army kills 138 Pakistani soldiers in 2017 in tactical operations

Newdelhi: The Indian Army killed 138 Pakistan Army personnel in 2017 in tactical operations and retaliatory cross-border firings along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir, government intelligence sources said. The Indian Army lost 28 soldiers during the same period along the LoC, the sources said.The sources said the Pakistan Army usually does not acknowledge the deaths of its personnel and shows them as civilian casualties in certain cases. The Indian Army has been adopting a ‘tough’ approach in dealing with ceasefire violations and terrorist activities in Jammu and Kashmir in the last one year. The Pakistan Army has suffered 138 fatal and 155 non- fatal casualties in tactical operations and retaliatory cross-border firings along the LoC in 2017, the intelligence sources told.A total of 70 Indian Army personnel were injured during cross border firings and other incidents.