(CNN) Two Pakistani soldiers were killed after an exchange of fire with Indian troops across the de-facto border between the two countries in the disputed region of Kashmir, Pakistan’s military said.
The Indian army said it had conducted “surgical attacks” in the area known as the Line of Control to foil a “terrorist attack,” according to India’s Director General of Military Operations.
Lieutenant General Ranbir Singh told reporters on Thursday the strikes had been based on “specific and credible information” that militants were planning to carry out strikes in Indian cities, including Jammu.
Indian paramilitary troopers stand guard near the graffiti written on shop shutter in Indian-controlled Kashmir
“The operations were basically focused to ensure that these terrorists do not succeed in their design of infiltration and carrying out destruction and endangering the lives of citizens in our country,” he said.