Indian soldiers save Pak troops, rebuild Pakistani Army bunker
IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency
New Delhi, Oct 13, IRNA
In the first act of coordination between Indian and pakistani troops along the Line of Control since a devastating earthquake struck this region, Indian troops helped their Pakistani counterparts rebuild an army bunker.
Defence sources said Pakistani soldiers belonging to the 10th Corps guarding the Amman Setu (Peace Bridge) on the PoK side sought the help of Indian soldiers of the Dogra regiment guarding the Kaman Post to reconstruct their bunker, which was damaged by the massive earthquake on saturday.
The Indian soldiers crossed the LoC to help them and then returned to their positions. The Peace Bridge connects Uri Tehsil with Chakoti Tehsil of PoK and is used by passengers of the Srinagar-Muzaffarabad bus to cross the LoC.
On October 9, Pakistani troops returned an Indian soldier who had inadvertently cross the LoC.
Defence sources said that on Wednesday afternoon there were shouts from Pakistani Army officers urging the Indian troops to send men across to help rescue the trapped soldiers.
"Please cross over and help," was the Pakistani plea.
The Indian response, notwithstanding the need to cross the damaged Aman Setum was swift. The troops managed to pull out one Pakistani officer and five jawans trapped in the bunker.
The Aman Setu connects Jammu and Kashmir and PoK and is used by passengers of the Srinagar Muzaffarabad bus to cross the LoC.
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