In its response to India’s claim of having carried out surgical strikes, ISPR issued a statement strongly categorically denying and refuting the claim, calling it cross border fire exchange instead, Samaa reported.
“There has been no surgical strike by India, instead there had been cross border fire initiated and conducted by India which is an existential phenomenon, ISPR issued a statement. “As per rules of engagement, the same was strongly and befittingly responded by Pakistani troops.”
“The notion of surgical strike linked to alleged terrorists bases is an illusion being deliberately generated by Indian to create false effects. This quest by Indian establishment to create media hype by rebranding cross border fire as surgical strike is a fabrication of truth. Pakistan has made it clear that if there is a surgical strike on Pakistani soil, same will be strongly responded,” the statement clarified.
Pakistani troops befittingly responded to Indian unprovoked firing on loc in Bhimber, hotspring, kel, and Lipa sectors. Exchange of fire which started at 0230 hrs after midnight continued till 0800 hrs.
Two Pakistani soldiers embraced shahadat in the exchange