Indian Army scotches reports of “pinpoint strikes” across LoC
A PTI story on Thursday claimed that the Indian army is carrying out “pinpoint strikes” on terror launchpads in Pakistan occupied Kashmir
The Indian Army has refuted a wire agency’s report that it is carrying out “pinpoint strikes” on suspected terror launchpads inside Pakistan-occupied Kashmir in response to the Pakistani Army’s unrelenting efforts to push terrorists into India.
“There has been no firing across the LoC today, clarifies Indian Army,” ANI tweeted the Indian Army as saying
“Pakistan Army's actions to exclusively target civilians are countered by Indian Army's pinpoint strikes on suspected launchpads inside Pakistan-Occupied-Kashmir,” the wire agency’s report quoted sources as saying.
The report further quoted sources as saying that the Pakistani military has also been resorting to firing at Indian Army posts along the LoC with heavy caliber weapons.
Notably, the PTI report, quoting ‘government sources’, was carried by several media outlets including The Times of India, Times Now, Deccan Herald, Business Standard, ABP News, TV9 Gujarati, OneIndia, India TV, and Firstpost.
As soon as the clarification by the Indian Army came in, several journalists also tweeted that the news was incorrect.
The India Today editor said in a tweet, “No Indian Army action across the LoC in PoK today. Not so far, at least.”
No Indian Army action across the LoC in PoK today. Not so far, at least.— Shiv Aroor (@ShivAroor) November 19, 2020
Aaj Tak editor Anjana Om Kashyap also clarified the news, as she had earlier tweeted about the misinformation.
सेना ने PoK में आज किसी भी तरह की सैन्य स्ट्राइक का खंडन किया है।— Anjana Om Kashyap (@anjanaomkashyap) November 19, 2020
The clarification was retweeted by several Indian army officials putting to rest the rumors of counterstrikes by the Indian army.