2020-2021 India–Pakistan border skirmishes
Part of the Indo-Pakistani conflicts and the Kashmir conflict
Kashmir map.svg
Map of the disputed region of Jammu and Kashmir
Date13 November 2020 – present
Location
Status Ongoing
Belligerents
 India  Pakistan
Units involved
Casualties and losses

5 Indian Army soldiers killed including 2 BSF ; 4 civilians killed, 10 civilians injured (per India)[1]

Pakistani claims:

Several casualties[2]

7 soldiers killed; 5 civilians killed (per Pakistan)[2][3][4][5]

Indian claims:

11 Pakistani soldiers killed, 15 injured.[6][7][8][9]
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The 2020–2021 India–Pakistan border skirmishes are an ongoing series of armed clashes between India and Pakistan along the de facto border in the disputed region of Kashmir, which is subject to extensive territorial claims by both countries. The standoff began when a major exchange of gunfire and shelling erupted between Indian and Pakistani troops in November 2020 along the Line of Control.[10] The clashes have left at least 22 dead, including 11 civilians.[11][12]

CasualtiesEdit

According to unnamed Indian Army sources, 11 Pakistani soldiers were killed in clashes while 15 soldiers were injured.[13][14] Four civilians and five Indian soldiers were killed in Indian-administered Kashmir per the Indian Defence Ministry.[10]

Pakistani military sources said that five civilians and one soldier were killed in Pakistani-administered Kashmir amidst the clashes.[15][16]

On 21 November, one Indian soldier was killed in Rajouri.[17] On 26 November, one Indian soldier was reportedly killed in Poonch and an additional two Indian military casualties were reported in Rajouri on 27 November.[18] On 15 December, two Pakistani soldiers were killed in the Bagsar region of Azad Kashmir according to Pakistan.[19]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Multiple ceasefire violations by Pak along LoC: 5 soldiers among 11 killed". LiveMint. 14 November 2020. Retrieved 16 November 2020.
  2. 2.0 2.1 SIDDIQUI, NAVEED; NAQASH, TARIQ (14 November 2020). "6 including soldier martyred in AJK, 10 killed on Indian side in major escalation along LoC". The Dawn. Retrieved 16 November 2020.
  3. https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/12/24/pakistans-army-says-soldier-killed-in-disputed-kashmir-region
  4. "India martyrs Pakistan Army soldier in latest unprovoked ceasefire violation: ISPR". The News International. Retrieved 27 January 2021.
  5. "Two Pakistan Army soldiers martyred in Indian ceasefire violation". The Express Tribune. 10 December 2020. Retrieved 27 January 2021.
  6. "At least 7 Pak soldiers killed as India retaliates to ceasefire violations". Mumbai Mirror. 14 November 2020. Retrieved 27 January 2021.
  7. https://www.indiatvnews.com/news/india/pakistani-soldiers-killed-indian-army-retaliatory-firing-loc-664628
  8. Tribune News Service. "4 jawans killed; Army hits Pakistan launch pads". Tribune India.
  9. "J&K: 2 Pakistani soldiers killed as Indian Army retaliates to ceasefire violation in Naushera sector". timesnownews.com.
  10. 10.0 10.1 "Indian and Pakistani troops exchange fire, at least 15 dead". Reuters. 13 November 2020. Retrieved 13 November 2020.
  11. "India, Pakistan report deadly violence along Kashmir border". Al Jazeera English. 13 November 2020. Retrieved 13 November 2020.
  12. Service, Tribune News. "Pakistan Rangers violate ceasefire in Kathua". Tribuneindia News Service. Retrieved 8 December 2020.
  13. Mumbai Mirror. "11 Pakistani soldiers killed in retaliatory firing by Indian Army over ceasefire violations". Pune Mirror.
  14. Rao, Madhu (13 November 2020). "11 Pakistani soldiers killed by Indian Army in retaliatory firing along LoC". India TV News.
  15. "6 including soldier martyred in AJK, 10 killed on Indian side in major escalation along LoC". Dawn. 14 November 2020. Retrieved 14 November 2020.
  16. "Indian troops martyr 4 civilians, soldier along LoC to 'ward off humiliation'". The Express Tribune. 13 November 2020. Retrieved 13 November 2020.
  17. "J&K: Two Army personnel killed in shelling by Pakistan in Rajouri". Scroll. 27 November 2020. Retrieved 27 November 2020.
  18. Singh, Prashasti (27 November 2020). "2 soldiers killed J-K's Rajouri district in a ceasefire violation by Pakistan army". Hindustan Times. Retrieved 27 November 2020.
  19. "Pakistan says two soldiers killed by Indian shelling in Kashmir". Aljazeera.