Pakistan has violated ceasefire 99 times along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir, after India’s surgical strike last month on terrorist launch pads.
“Pakistani troops have violated the ceasefire along LoC in Jammu and Kashmir 99 times after the surgical strike by Indian Army troops on terror launch pads in PoK,” a senior Army officer on Friday.
Of those, the November 1 shelling had the most casualties with eight civilians, including two children and four women, killed and 22 others injured along five sectors of J-K.
India responded by destroying 14 Pakistani posts. Two Pakistan troopers died during the operation.
In total 18 people, including 12 civilians, were killed and more than 83 suffered injuries in the shellings and firings in the ceasefire violations till now.
The J-K government had closed over 400 schools along the border, LoC in Jammu region in wake of the ongoing heavy cross-border firing.
Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar had on Wednesday asked the army personnel posted along the Line of Control to remain alert and give a befitting response to any “misadventure” from across the border.
“While complimenting their valour and fortitude, which Parrikar said was the entire nation’s pride, he also impressed upon the soldiers to remain in a very high state of alert to give a befitting response to any misadventure from across,” the officer said.