Pakistan used missiles to target India’s forward posts on the Line of Control (LoC) in Rajouri district of Jammu division in the Sunday attack, the Indian Army has said

Four soldiers including a Captain were killed and another injured when Pakistan Army resorted to unprovoked firing and shelling on Indian forward posts in Bhimber Gali sector along the Line of Control (LoC) on Sunday. 

The martyred soldiers were identified as Captain Kapil Kund of Gurugram, Rifleman Ramavatar of Gwalior, Rifleman Subham Singh of Kathua and Havaldar Roshan Lal of Samba 

What has added a new dimension to the whole saga is the use of missiles by the Pakistan Army to hit Indian posts apart from heavy caliber mortar shells.

"Pakistan Army initiated unprovoked and indiscriminate firing of Small arms, automatics, mortars and missiles from 3.30 pm (on Sunday) in Bhimber Gali sector along the Line of Control (LoC)", said Colonel NN Joshi, defence spokesman at Northern Command Headquarters.

Sources said the Pakistan Army is using anti-tank guided missiles (ATGM) aka Bakthar Shikan to target the Indian forward positions on the LoC.

Pakistan is also using heavy caliber long range weapons including 120 mm mortars, which has a range of seven kilometers, and 82 mm mortars, having range of 4.5 kilometers, to inflict maximum damage deep into the civilian areas. 

"Indian Army retaliated strongly and effectively and heavy damage has been inflicted on Pakistani Army Posts", said Colonel Joshi.

Indian Army asserted that the sacrifices of the soldiers will not go in vain.

"Martyrdom of Indian Army soldiers will not go in vain. The unprovoked action by Pakistani Army will be given a befitting response", Colonel Joshi said.