Srinagar, July 30: The Pakistan army has one again violated ceasefire along the border in Keri district of Jammu and Kashmir. According to initial reports, the the unprovoked firing was launched by Pakistan Rangers in late evening. The Indian forces have retaliated after the attack. No causalities have been reported. Also Read - Pakistan Remains on FATF Grey List, Given Time Till June to Implement Full Action Plan
Barely 24 hours back, the Pakistan army fired along the Line of Control killing one BSF jawan. A sniper attack launched by troops from across the border injured the soldier who succumbed to the injuries early on Thursday. (ALSO READ: Pakistan ceasefire violation: Rajnath Singh, Manohar Parrikar assess border situation) Also Read - India, Pakistan Agree to Follow Ceasefire Pacts, Stop Firing Along LoC in Jammu and Kashmir
The latest cross border firing initiated by Pakistan comes in backdrop of stern warning issued by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, who has declared stiff retaliatory action in the wake of further provocations. “We want peace, but not at the cost of national disgrace. We won’t strike first, but if we are hit, the security forces have been instructed to retaliate,” he said. Also Read - Pakistan MP Who is in His Late Fifties, Marries 14-Year-Old Baloch Girl; Police Launch Probe
This is the fourth ceasefire violation in the past one month. Three Indian soldiers have lost their life in the unprovoked firings. While the political establishment of Pakistan has expressed its desire to maintain cordial relations with India, the country’s army and intelligence unit are firm on creating hostility around the border.