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Pakistan rushes Snipers to Target Indian Jawans at the LoC

YoungBites. Dated: 4/21/2017 11:18:40 AM

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Jammu, April 20
To counter Indian Army’s aggressive posture along the Line of Control Pakistan Army is learnt to have rushed ‘snipers’ (sharp shooters) to all its forward posts to target Indian jawans.
In the last six months more than one dozen Indian soldiers have lost their lives in different sniping incidents.
On Tuesday an Indian soldier deployed at a forward post in Bhimbder Gali area of Poonch was targeted from across the Line of Control by jawans of Pak Army’s 650 Mujahid.
Defence Spokesman in Jammu, however, denied reports of sniping.
These snipers remain parked at odd locations close to the forward posts to target Indian jawans proceeding on long patrols and forward locations.
When border skirmishes peaked in the aftermath of Surgical strikes by the elite Indian commandos the jawans were even directed to use trenches to move between bunkers across all the forward posts. These instructions were given to the post commanders to minimise the risk factor. These instructions were issued after closely observing a pattern of sniper attacks by the Pak Army from across the LoC.
Late monday night another Indian jawan lost his life in ‘accidental’ firing while he was moving through communication trench on the orders of post commander in Mendhar sector.
In comparison to Indian Army, Pak Army relies more on their team of snipers to target enemy jawans.
According to official sources not more than 2 snipers are attached with one Batallion deployed along the LoC.
Indian snipers follow the simple mantra dushman shikar hum shikari, while keeping a watch on the movement of enemy posts from a forward location.
Armed with high precision sniper rifle these sharp shooters are an asset of a unit deployed on the Line of Control. They have the capacity to shoot a target of 1,200 metres away and prevent any physical assault on own post.
On the other hand snipers of Pak Army can target the forward Indian posts from a distance ranging between 1 km to 2 km using their high precision sniper rifles.
In some areas Pak Army soldiers even enjoy the advantage of high altitude and can easily target routine movement of Indian jawans inside their posts.


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