Pakistan violates ceasefire again, draws retaliation from India

  • PTI, Jammu
  • Updated: Sep 09, 2015 10:43 IST

Pakistani troops violated the ceasefire twice Thursday night by resorting to small arms firing and mortar shelling along the Indo-Pak border in Jammu and Poonch districts, drawing retaliation from the Army.

"Pakistani Rangers fired two burst of small arms and two mortar shells on posts along IB in RS Pura sector of Jammu district around 0200 hours", a senior BSF officer said.

There was no loss of life or injury to anyone in the firing and shelling, he said. In another ceasefire violation, the Pakistan army targeted Bhimber Gali (BG) sector of the LoC in Poonch district by resorting to small arms firing from 2320 to 2330 hours Thursday night, a Defence spokesperson said on Friday.

Indian troops responded appropriately, he said adding that there was no loss of life or injury to anyone. There have been four ceasefire violations by Pakistani troops along the Indo-Pak border in September.

On September 2, the Pakistan army targeted Krishna Ghati sector of the LoC in Poonch district and Indian troops responded appropriately and effectively. On September 1, Pakistan troops had fired on a Forward Defence Location (FDL).

Eleven people were killed including two jawans and over 30 injured in August this year in ceasefire violations by Pakistan. There have been 57 violations of the border ceasefire agreement by Pakistan in August and over 250 ceasefire violations in the year so far.

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