In another incident of ceasefire violation, Pakistani rangers today open fired at India along the International Border (IB) at Bobiya post in Hiranagar sector of Jammu and Kashmir. Though the Border Security Forces (BSF) retaliated the firing, one BSJ jawan was injured during the cross-border firing.
There had been over 30 ceasefire violations by Pakistan, along the Line of Control (LoC) and the International border in Kashmir, since the Indian Army carried out surgical strikes in the neighbouring country, destroying several terror launch pads and killing at least 38 militants. The last violation, yesterday, was the second within twelve hours, when Pakistani troops opened fire at Indian frontline posts in Pir Panchal’s Poonch district.
Citing ‘unprovoked ceasefire violations’ by India, Pakistan had today summoned the Indian Deputy High Commissioner, after the neighbouring country claimed the death of a civilian during Indian army’s firing across the border. The Pakistan Foreign Office even claimed that twelve others including women and children were injured during the cross-border firing.
In several incidents of ceasefire violations by Pakistan, after the surgical strikes, on October 16, the Pakistani troops violated ceasefire twice by firing along the LoC at the Naushera and Rajouri sectors, claiming the life of one Indian Army jawan.
Pakistan had violated ceasefire thrice on October 5 as troops open fired at several Indian Army posts and civilian areas in three sectors of Poonch and Rajouri district.
On October 4 Pakistani troops targeted 10 forward areas in four places at Jammu, Rajouri and Poonch. There had been four ceasefire violations on October 3 at Saujian, Shahpur-Kerni, Mandi and KG sectors in Poonch district.