Amid soaring tension between India and Pakistan, another ceasefire violation took place from cross-border in Jammu-Kashmir’s Pooch sector in which soldier has lost his life. Heavy firing began on Saturday late night at around 2 am and is still on. Though, no news of any life loss has been received till yet.
“Gur Sevak Singh of 22 Sikh regiment was martyred in Pakistan firing today,” defence sources told, adding that the ceasefire violation also continues in Balnoi area of the district.
At least four places came under indiscriminate shelling and firing which has been started by Pakistan army to target civil and defence facilities in the area, a police official said here.
“Indian army has effectively retaliated using same caliber weapons, shelling and firing exchanges is still on,” he said.
Sunday’s unprovoked ceasefire violation on the border came after a lull of two days when an uneasy calm prevailed on the LoC and the International Border.
On Thursday, two women were killed in heavy firing and mortar shelling in Manjakote Sector of Rajouri district.
Also, a 14-month -old child was injured in cross-border firing and continues to be critical.
Authorities in Kashmir have already evacuated hundreds of people from villages along the frontier with Pakistan following frequent ceasefire violations.
This is the 101st incident of ceasefire violation by Pakistan, following India’s surgical strike across the Line of Control (LoC) on September 29th, targeting Pakistan occupied Kashmir-based terrorist launch pads.
The violation of the ceasefire agreement by Pakistani side has become a rule rather than an exception after the Indian Army on September 28 night carried out surgical strikes against terrorist launch pads across the Line of Control in Pakistani side of Kashmir.
(More information awaited)