Mehbooba Mufti's remarks came after the two countries traded heavy fire on the LoC following ceasefire violations by Pakistan on Friday.
Three unidentified militants trying to infiltrate across the border were also gunned down in the encounter
Development announced in a virtual meeting to discuss progress of community bunkers
'I’m extremely proud of the initiatives undertaken by the Indian Army in the current security environment,' Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said.
Freelance journalist Rajeev Sharma was arrested by the Delhi Police’s Special Cell under the Official Secrets Act.
The Foreign Office in a statement claimed that 18 people had died and 183 been injured in 2,280 ceasefire violations this year.
On July 15, Abdul Rehman (28), a resident of Nakyal village in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK), was arrested when he sneaked into this side from across the LoC in Balakote sector of Poonch district.
The shelling from across the border in Balakote and Mendhar sectors started around 2 am, drawing strong retaliation by the Indian army, a police officer said.
India has told Pakistan that the unprovoked ceasefire violations along the LoC and Interntaional Border are in contravention of the 2003 ceasefire understanding between the two countries.
The Army chief pointed out that a Parliamentary resolution states that the entire Jammu and Kashmir region is a part of India.
The infiltrators opened fire on the troops and during a fierce gunfight, the two soldiers were killed.
The Army chief's remarks came in the backdrop of spurt in ceasefire violation by Pakistan along the LoC since August 5.
The firing and shelling from across the border in Shahpur and Kirni sectors was retaliated by the Indian army.
The firing from Pakistan side was retaliated by the Indian Army 'befittingly'.
India maintains that the UNMOGIP has outlived its utility and is irrelevant after the Simla Agreement.
This is for the third time that the prime minister visited Jammu and Kashmir to celebrate Diwali with the troops in the border state since 2014
On Saturday, Pakistani troops had resorted to firing in Tangdhar to assist infiltration attempts by militants.
During an interaction with journalists in Islamabad, Pakistan PM Imran Khan said, 'I have asked Army Chief General Bajwa to keep his troops fully prepared for a befitting response to any such misadventure (along the LoC).'
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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.PTI Photo
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