Srinagar, Feb 22: The Indian Army is strongly retaliating to the ceasefire violation by Pakistan along the Line of Control (LoC) in Uri sector of Baramulla district in Jammu and Kashmir. According to Inspector General BSF Sonali Mishra, ‘there are 2 casualties on their side’. She also accused the neighbour of not wanting India to have a peaceful atmosphere. Also Read - US Welcomes Steps Taken To Return J&K To Full Economic And Political Normalcy
“Pakistan doesn’t want India to have a peaceful atmosphere, this is why they do such violations. There was a ceasefire violation yesterday too. BSF & Army gave a be-fitting reply & according to our reliable sources there are 2 casualties on their side,” she said. Also Read - Dissent Cannot be Termed Seditious, Says Supreme Court; Junks Plea Against Farooq Abdullah
Pakistan had violated the ceasefire along the Line of Control (LoC) in Rustum area of Uri sector earlier in the day. The heavy mortar shelling and firing has caused severe damage to the houses in Uri. India is giving a befitting reply to the intermittent firing.
Earlier yesterday, a Pakistani soldier was killed as India replied to the unprovoked firing along the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir’s Tangdhar sector.
List of Recent Ceasefire Violations by Pakistan
- Feb 21, 2018: Pakistan violated ceasefire in Tangdhar sector of Jammu and Kashmir. One of their soldier was killed in retaliatory firing by the Indian Army.
- Feb 19, 2018: Three civilians were injured in heavy firing when the Pakistan Army violated an unprovoked ceasefire in Jammu and Kashmir’s Uri Sector. As a result of the intermittent firing, the villagers were relocated.
- Feb 18, 2018: Pakistani troops targeted forward villages and posts along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch district. The firing of small and heavy weapons from across the border in the Khari Karmara sector continued for 15 minutes. No casualties were reported.
- Feb 11, 2018: A civilian, Parveen Akhter, was killed in an unprovoked firing by Pakistan, across the Line of Control (LoC) in Nowshera sector of Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir.
- Feb 8, 2018: Pakistan violated ceasefire in Krishna Ghati sector of Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch district.
- Feb 7, 2018: Ceasefire was violated by Pakistan in Manjakote sector of Jammu and Kashmir’s Rajouri district. At least 84 schools were shut down in Rajouri following incessant ceasefire violations along the Line of Control (LoC).
Meanwhile, a jawan of the Indian Army, Gobind Singh of 13 Para Hajin camp, was reportedly injured after terrorists opened fire on a search party in Paribal area of Hajin in Bandipora district of North Kashmir during wee hours on Thursday. A cordon and search operation was launched over specific inputs of terrorists hiding in the region.
On Wednesday, a Pakistani military helicopter came within 300 metres of the Line of Control in the Pakistan-occupied territory near Poonch sector in Jammu and Kashmir. The incident which occurred between 9.45 am and 10 am. According to laid down norms by both the sides, rotary wing aircraft should not come within one kilometre of the LoC and fixed wing aircraft should not be within 10 km of it.