Terrorists succeeded to flee back to Pakistani-administered Kashmir under supporting fire cover by Pakistani troops. In a brief statement, the army also said that an 'appropriate response' will be given.

The army said a gunfight took place close to the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir's Machhal sector on Friday evening, in which one soldier and a terrorist were killed.

"In a despicable act, the terrorists mutilated the body of the Indian army soldier before fleeing into Pakistan Occupied Kashmir, supported by covering fire from Pakistani Army posts.

"This barbarism is a true reflection which pervades official and non-official organisations across the border. This act will invite an appropriate response," it said.

Indian Army Kills 15 Pakistani Soldiers In Firing On Friday
15 Pakistani soldiers have been killed while an unestimated number have been injured in retaliatory firing by Indian forces.
“We are not yet confirmed about the number of causalities on the other side, but approx 15 Pak army men have died,” said Arun Kumar (ADG, BSF).

Pakistan violated ceasefire at 1130 hrs in Balakot sector of Poonch(J&K) using small arms, automatics,82 mm Mortars and 120 mm Mortars.

Heavy Shelling Continues Near Loc
Heavy shelling between Indian and Pakistani Armed forces  continued in R S Pura and Arnia sectors along International Border (IB).
"At 1230 and 1315 hours, BSF troops in Arnia and R S Pura sectors killed one Pak Ranger and seriously injured another in the retaliatory fire," a senior BSF officer said. Pakistani troopers managed to evacuate the injured trooper in the vehicle amidst exchange of fire, the officer said.

"Pakistan has resorted to very heavy firing which is being responded to in a befitting manner," he said. In yet another ceasefire violation after targeting International Border (IB), Pakistan troops today indulged in firing along LoC in Sunderbani sector of Rajouri district.

"Pakistan troops have violated ceasefire and resorted to firing along LOC in Sunderbani sector today," a senior Army officer said. Troops guarding the border line retaliated, he said. A BSF jawan has died and six people were injured when Pakistani troops shelled over 15 border outposts and 29 hamlets with mortar bombs over night in R S Pura and Arnia Sectors along International Border (IB) in Jammy district.