New Delhi, April 16: One Army porter lost his life in a ceasefire violation initiated by Pakistan on Monday. Pakistan troops resorted to unprovoked firing along the Line of Control (LoC) in Uri sector of Baramulla district in Jammu and Kashmir.
Further details are awaited in the incident. Pakistani troops are targeting Indian posts along with civilian areas. The Indian Army is also retaliating strongly.
Last week, two army personnel were killed by Pakistan Army in Sunderbani sector of Rajouri district. This attack came four days after Pakistani forces injured an Army officer during ceasefire violation. Earlier too, the Pakistan army killed a soldier and injured four other security personnel in the Krishna Ghati sector of Poonch district.
As per official statistics, at least 633 ceasefire violations have been recorded along the LoC in the last few months.
Repeated incidents of ceasefire violations by other side have been reported. The troops of arch-rivals India and Pakistan intermittently exchange fire on LoC, a de facto border dividing Kashmir between the two neighbours, despite an agreement in 2003 that a ceasefire should be observed along the working boundary.
Both New Delhi and Islamabad blame each other for resorting to unprovoked firings. The Himalayan region of Kashmir has been a bone of contention between nuclear-armed India and Pakistan since both gained independence in 1947.