Indian and Pakistani Army trade fire on LoC in J&K

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On Thursday, Army Chief Gen. Bipin Rawat, skirting a query, had cryptically said: "We don't talk about future plans beforehand". During the same period, 507 terrorists were killed in encounters, it said.

With comparison to the 220 terror incidents in Jammu in 2012, the RTI reply said 2016 witnessed 322 incidents in which 82 security personnel and 15 civilians were killed.

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While 47 security personnel and 28 civilians were killed in the state, 110 militants were killed in encounters in 2014, the reply said.

In 2012, 15 security personnel and as many civilians were killed in 220 terror incidents, and 72 terrorists were killed in encounters, it said.

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Bunker was destroyed along LoC in less than 60 seconds, says Indian media.

According to India's External Affairs spokesman Gopal Baglay, Foreign Secretary S. Jaishankar conveyed to Pakistan's High Commissioner Abdul Basit "outrage at the killing and the barbaric act of mutilation" of the soldiers.

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Naib Subedar Paramjit Singh of the Indian Army and constable Prem Sagar of the Border Security Force (BSF) were killed and their bodies mutilated by Pakistan's Border Action Team (BAT) in Krishna Ghati Sector in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir earlier this month. "One of the attackers also died", a police source told the AFP news agency on Sunday. As reported by TOI last week, while the Army has stepped up its cross-border firing to impose some costs on the Pakistan army after May 1, the force will effectively retaliate against the beheadings in a wellplanned move at "a time and place of its choosing".

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