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Amit Khajuria, Hindustan Times
Jammu, October 30, 2012
In another ceasefire violation, Pakistani troops again resorted to unprovoked firing upon the Indian posts in Arnia sector of the International Border of Jammu district on Tuesday. Official sources said that Pakistan rangers started unprovoked firing from their Charwa Post at Indian forward Pindi Post late this morning, when BSF troops were busy in their routine maintenance work at Pindi Post.

No loss of life or property was reported from either side.

On August 21 and August 13, same post was targeted by the Pakistani Rangers to push a group of infiltrators which was foiled by alert BSF jawans, but this time the BSF authorities do not find this kind of reason for the firing.

DIG BSF, J S Oberoi informed Hindustan Times, “At 1145 hours in this morning, the Pakistani troops opened fire at our Pindi Post, we also retaliate, and fired around 15-20 rounds, for just 3-4 minutes.”

“The routine maintenance work was going on at the post, their motive to jfire can be to stop the maintenance work,” he added.

Patrolling along the border line with Pakistan was also increased and round-the-clock vigilance, apart from use of equipments, including thermal imagers after the tunnel discovered at nInternational Border on July 28 this year.

More than 22 ceasefire violations have taken place this year, 51 cases were registered in 2011, 44 in 2010 and 28 in 2009.