New Delhi: Pakistan on Tuesday violated ceasefire along the Line of Control in Nowshera sector of Rajouri district in Jammu and Kashmir, news agency ANI reported. Meanwhile, Indian troops are retaliating with Pakistani troops. Also Read - Farooq Abdullah Appointed Chairman of PAGD; Mehbooba Mufti to be Deputy
The incident comes days after 40 CRPF personnel lost their lives in one of the deadliest terror attacks in Pulwama when a suicide bomber rammed a vehicle carrying over 100 kg of explosives into their bus. Over 2,500 Central Reserve Police Force personnel, many of them returning from leave to rejoin duty in the Valley, were travelling in the convoy of 78 vehicles when they were ambushed on the Srinagar-Jammu highway at Latoomode in Awantipora in south Kashmir. Also Read - Only National Flag Will be Hoisted: BJP Demands Action Against Mehbooba Mufti Over 'Seditious' Remarks
On Monday, three JeM terrorists were killed in a 16-hour encounter in Pinglan in Pulwama district, about 12 km from the site of the February 14 attack. An Army major and five others were also killed. The Jaish claimed responsibility for the February 14 terror attack.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi had promised that the sacrifices” of the jawans at Pulwama “will not go in vain”.
Earlier in the day, Pakistan Prime Minister had said that his country will “retaliate” if New Delhi launches an attack. Reacting sharply on his statement, the Ministry of External Affairs said, “We are not surprised that the Prime Minister of Pakistan refuses to acknowledge the attack on our security forces in Pulwama as an act of terrorism. He has neither chosen to condemn this heinous act nor condoled with the bereaved families.”
Indian security forces, in a joint press conference, slammed Pakistan for providing safe havens to terror groups and confirmed the role of Pakistan Army in the dastardly terror attack in Pulwama.
Following the Pulwama terror attack, pressure is has been mounting on Pakistan as several neighbouring countries are demanding Islamabad to act on terrorism emanating from its soil.