Pakistan Army Chief Raheel Sharif
Pakistan Army Chief General Raheel Sharif on Wednesday told journalists in Islamabad that "the day seven of our soldiers were martyred on the border, we killed at least 11 Indian soldiers."Reuters

Indian Army has denied Pakistan's claim that it killed 11 Indian soldiers along the Line of Control (LoC) on Monday. On the same day, Pakistan had claimed that seven of its army personnel were killed in an alleged ceasefire violation by Indian Army along the LoC in Bhimber sector.

Late on Wednesday, the Northern Command of Indian Army tweeted saying that Pakistan's claims of having killed Indian soldiers were false and that there were no casualties on the Indian side on Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday.

Pakistan Army chief General Raheel Sharif had told media in Islamabad on Wednesday that "the day seven of our soldiers were martyred on the border, we killed at least 11 Indian soldiers." He added that "40-44 Indian troops" have been killed in the ongoing clashes between the two countries.

Sharif, who will be retiring at the end of this month, also asked the Indian Army to "show some courage and accept their losses" just like Pakistan was accepting its casualties. He further said that a strong message was sent to Prime Minister Narendra Modi that his "aggressive actions" would not be of any use.

Pakistan has carried out over 100 ceasefire violations since the Indian Army conducted surgical strikes on terror launch pads across the LoC on September 29. The neighbouring country has consistently denied that the Indian Army crossed over to the other side and entered Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) to kill terrorists.

The surgical strikes were carried out days after terrorists from Pakistan attacked army headquarters at Uri in Jammu and Kashmir's Baramulla district claiming the lives of 19 soldiers. Around 13 military and paramilitary personnel have lost their lives in cross-border firing that have taken place since the strikes.

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