New Delhi: As Pakistan continues with its ceasefire violations despite the current state of affairs between the two countries, the Indian Army on Wednesday issued a statement saying all the actions taken by the defence forces are targeted towards counter-terrorism and terrorist infrastructure, away from civilian areas, in order to avoid civilian casualties.

The Indian Army said that they were professional and are committed to avoiding civil casualties, especially along the Line of Control (LoC). It further said the overall situation along LoC remains relatively calm after it warned the Pakistan Army “NOT to target civilian areas”. The Pakistani Army resorted to intense shelling in Jammu and Kashmir’s Krishna Ghati and Sunderbani sectors on Tuesday. The Indian Army effectively retaliated and confirmed there have been no casualties on the Indian side.

The statement by the Indian Army further read, “We are maintaining strict vigil along the Line of Control and IB. Any further provocation or misadventure by Pakistan will be responded in a befitting manner with dire consequences.”

On Wednesday morning also, Pakistan Army targeted several forward posts of the Indian Army and villages along the Line of Control (LoC) with artillery guns. Unprovoked firing from across the border was reported in J&K’s Rajouri and Poonch sectors.

“At about 10:30 AM, Pakistan continued its nefarious designs and third time in a day again initiated unprovoked ceasefire violation by heavy shelling with artillery and firing of small arms along LoC in Nowshera and Sunderbani sectors,” defence spokesperson Lt Col Devender Anand said.

Meanwhile, Border Security Force (BSF) troopers apprehended an intruder coming from the Pakistan side in the Rann of Kutch in the wee hours of Wednesday. A 50-year-old man was seen in the alignment of Boundary Pillar 1050. Reportedly, nothing has been recovered from the man. The man surrendered immediately after being intercepted by the BSF, said, officials.