Rajouri: Pakistan violated ceasefire at around 2:45 PM in Nowshera sector of Rajouri district on Thursday. The Indian Army is strongly retaliating. Also Read - Pakistani Man Arrested For Attacking Sikh Shrine in England
Thursday witnessed second incident of ceasefire violation by the Pakistani troops. Earlier in the day, 24-year-old Yash Paul, an Army rifleman lost his life in the ceasefire violation by Pakistan in Sunderbani sector. Also Read - Local Residents Capture Trained 'Spy' Pigeon From Pakistan Along International Border in Kathua
Meanwhile on Tuesday, ceasefire violation by Pakistan was reported in the Akhnoor sector of Jammu and Kashmir (J&K). Pakistan violated ceasefire in the Sunderbani sector also by resorting to shelling with mortars and firing of small arms. The Indian Army retaliated consistently. Also Read - Jammu and Kashmir: Two Terrorists Killed as Encounter Breaks Out Between Security Forces, Militants
A rifleman lost his life in the ceasefire violation by Pakistan in Keri Battal of Sunderbani sector along the Line of Control (LoC) in Rajouri on Monday. Rifleman Karamjeet Singh was martyred in the firing.
The Pakistan troops have violated the ceasefire along the LoC nearly 110 times since January, as per reports.
Last week, the cross-LoC trade was suspended after Pakistan Army violated the ceasefire by resorting to unprovoked mortar shelling in Poonch district. At least five mortar shells hit the trade facilitation centre at Chakan-da-Bagh. There were no casualties but the shelling caused panic among those present at the centre. However, the main building remained safe.
The cross-LoC trade was suspended after the shelling. Officials said the shelling had started in Krishna Ghati sector and later spread to Poonch sector.
Four civilians, including three members of a family, have been killed and several others injured in over 60 incidents of ceasefire violations by Pakistan along the LoC in Rajouri and Poonch districts.
The border skirmishes witnessed a spurt after India’s air strike on a Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) terror camp in Balakot, Pakistan, on February 26 in response to the February 14 Pulwama attack that killed 40 CRPF personnel.
The year 2018 witnessed the highest number of ceasefire violations — 2,936 — by Pakistani troops in the last 15 years along the Indo-Pak border.
Pakistan continues to violate the 2003 ceasefire agreement with India despite repeated calls for restraint and adherence to the pact during flag meetings between the two sides.