In a massive retaliatory action against the ceasefire violations along the Line of Control and International Border (IB), Indian Army on Thursday killed five Pakistani soldiers in Poonch. Indian army killed five Pakistani soldiers and destroyed seven bunkers. The exchange of fire took place along LoC in Kashmir's Poonch. The action comes a day after Army chief's warning to Pakistan

The Pakistan army has continuously been violating the ceasefire along the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir. Despite the repeated warnings, the Pakistani forces didn't stop and even resorted to shelling forward posts and civilian areas prompting Indian security forces to retaliate strongly.

The retaliatory action also came a days after Army Chief General Bipin Rawat's warning to Pakistan that India will not hesitate and act strongly against any "inimical action". General Rawat had assured "befitting reply" to ceasefire violations by Pakistani forces.

"Our forces are giving a befitting reply to our enemies along the Line of Control. They are suffering heavy losses. I am warning our enemy (across the LoC) that we will not hesitate in carrying out strong action against any inimical action," the Army chief had said.

The relations between the hostile neighbours hit bottom in the year 2018 that witnessed the highest number of ceasefire violations (2,936 incidents) in the last 15 years along the border by Pakistani troops.