"Last night Indian Army conducted surgical strikes against the terrorist launch pads in LoC and PoK [Pakistan-occupied Kashmir] which resulted in significant causalities among terrorists," Lt. Gen. Ranbir Singh said at a press conference.
He added that at least 20 militants' attempts to infiltrate India from Pakistan had been foiled recently by the army.
Kashmir has been disputed between India and Pakistan since partition of India in 1947. The two countries have gone through three wars over the region, but the conflict has not been resolved. The recent escalation is connected with the killing of Burhan Wani, the leader of a Kashmiri separatist group, outlawed in India, by Indian security forces in July 2016.
On Sunday, a group of militants reportedly crossed from Pakistan into India-administered northern Kashmir territory and attacked the Indian base in Uri, killing 18 servicemen.