Monday, May 20, 2024

Beijing military expert marvels at India’s retaliatory attack on Pakistan

A Beijing expert has hailed Indian army’s retaliatory attack which killed 6-8 Pakistani soldiers after the enemy nation had indiscriminately lobbed grenades and fired rounds that had a few Indian armymen and civilians killed last week.  

It’s learnt that Indian army used ATGMs (anti-tank guided missiles) to hit the Pakistani army bunkers.

Beijing-based Chinese website Sohu quoted its military expert thus: “The Indian special forces first divided into multiple groups and penetrated into the launch position late at night. In the early hours of the morning, Indian special forces carried out both precision and long-range operations using anti-tank missile (ATGM) destroying the Pakistani bunkers,” 

“Subsequently, the Indian artillery began to shell a stronghold of a Pakistan forward post at an altitude of 5,000 meters, destroying the stronghold first, and then sweeping the trenches. At the same time, the battlefield was closely monitored, and Pakistani soldiers disappeared in the woods after being found locked and bombarded. It can be said that it was a well-planned offensive.”

The military strategist claimed that India changed its mind about deploying Apache attack helicopters against Pakistani forces fearing the latter’s anti-aircraft missiles.

“The Indian army had previously thought of dispatching the AH-64E ‘Apache’ gunship, but abandoned this idea after discovering that the ‘Apache’ was unable to display combat effectiveness in this canyon terrain,” said the Chinese military expert. 

According to an Islamabad-based strategic affairs analyst Shahid Raza – “The video (released by the Indian army sources) appears to be consistent with the flight profile of an anti-tank missile. The Indian Army is using Kornet ATGMs to target Pakistani installations at the border.”

The Pakistani media alleged that Indian attack led to widespread damage in civilian areas, with videos suggesting houses going up in flames.

Indian army had targeted the Pakistani position across the Line of Control (LoC) in north Kashmir after heavy shelling by the neighbouring army had nine Indians—including five security personnel—killed last week.

There have been more than 3,600 times violations by Pakistan this year.





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