Kashmir attack: Congress
MP Shashi Tharoor criticised the BJP
-led NDA government on Tuesday
in context of the ceasefire violations in Jammu and Kashmir. Tharoor while talking to the media said,”This is a government which talked about showing ‘laal aankh’ to our enemies at the border. They boasted about the strategic surgical strikes. They are willing to take the credit, when something good happens, but they remain silent when things are going badly.” He added,”Indian lives are being lost, our citizens are in danger. They are suffering from these repeated ceasefire violations. But the tragedy is that our government is entirely absent without leave. Where are they?” The statement came after gunmen attacked a Srinagar hospital and successfully freed a Pakistani terrorist today.
On Sunday, in Pakistani shelling along the Line of Control (LoC) in Bhimer Gali sector of Rajouri district, an army captain and three jawans were killed. As per the Indian Express army sources, the Pakistani soldiers used weapons of high calibre during the attack. The high calibre weapons mean either anti-tank missiles or artillery guns as small arms cannot lead to such high casualties, the source added.
The dead officer and jawans were of 15 JAKLI Battalion of 25 Infantry Division. The martyrs have been identified as Captain Kapil Kundu, 23, of Ransika village in Pataudi tehsil of Haryana, Havildar Roshan Lal, 43, of Samba district in J&K, Rifleman Ram Avtar, 28, of Baraka village in Gwalior, and Rifleman Shubam Singh, 23, of Kathua district in J&K.
An Army spokesperson said,“The martyrdom of Indian Army soldiers will not go in vain, and the Pakistani Army will be given a befitting response.”
Ceasefire violations are at an all-time high this year. According to sources, there have been over 160 ceasefire violations along the LoC since the beginning of the year. There were 860 ceasefire violations along the LoC last year, including 147 in December. There were 271 ceasefire violations in 2016, a climbdown from 387 violations in 2015.
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