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After failing in bat strikes, Pak using sharp shooters to target Indian soldiers

After suffering fatal casualties at the hands of Indian army, Pakistan army too has affected change of strategy to bleed Indian soldiers.

In a short span of four days, three Indian soldiers have attained martyrdom after sharp shooters of the Pakistan army targeted them along the Line of Control in Keran and Rajouri sectors.

On Wednesday, two Indian soldiers were targeted in Keran sector of Kupwara while another Indian soldier deployed at a forward post in Rajouri was targeted on Friday.

Earlier, Pak army was resorting to surprise attacks with the help of Border Action Teams, comprising special commandos and terrorists. As the Indian army has beefed up its defences by increasing frequency of area domination patrol, BAT teams found themselves in a tight spot. Alert Indian jawans have also repulsed BAT strikes, resulting in fatal injuries to Pakistan army jawans as well.

In the past eight months more than one dozen Indian soldiers have lost their lives in different sniping incidents.

Earlier, on April 18 an Indian soldier deployed at a forward post in Bhimber Gali area of Poonch was targeted from across the Line of Control by jawans of Pak army’s 650 Mujahid.

By targeting Indian soldiers in this manner, Pakistani army is signalling it is in no mood to relent and adopt soft posturing towards Indian army.

Security experts claim it as a deliberate attempt by the Pakistani Army to provoke strong Indian retaliation.

Following these sniping incidents, tensions are likely to escalate further in the coming days.

Indian army has already adopted hot pursuit to flush out terrorists from different parts of Kashmir Valley to restore peace and normalcy in the State.

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