Poonch (Jammu and Kashmir) [India], Feb 16 (ANI): The India Army has killed at least 20 Pakistani Rangers and injured seven more this year in cross-border firing along the Line of Control (LoC), it has been revealed. Also Read - Low-intensity IED Explodes in Kashmir's Pulwama; Area Cordoned Off, Probe Underway, Say Police

As per sources, the army has increased vigilance in the Valley as around 180 to 200 terrorists are waiting to cross the LoC in the areas south and north of Pir Panjal ranges of Jammu and Kashmir. Also Read - Video: Farooq Abdullah Grooves to Tunes of 'Aaj Kal Tere Mere Pyaar Ke Charche' With Amarinder Singh at Wedding

The area south of Pir Panjal ranges includes Poonch, Rajouri and Mendhar. Also Read - US Welcomes Steps Taken To Return J&K To Full Economic And Political Normalcy

The insiders further revealed that the army is very much active in the Valley and is involved in pro-active operations due to the ongoing ceasefire violations.

In 2017, the number of causalities on Pakistan side was 138. (ANI)

This is published unedited from the ANI feed.