Sunday, 5 October 2014

Heavy firing by Pakistani troops in Mendhar, Sawjian sector of Poonch

POONCH: Pakistan once again resorted to a major ceasefire violation in the Mendhar and Sawjian Sector of Poonch district early on Sunday morning.

Earlier, two people were injured in the Swajian sector on Friday night during ceasefire violation.

Lieutenant General Subrata Saha had said on Saturday that the Army has been responding continuously to the ceasefire violations by Pakistani Rangers.

"You would have noticed, whenever there have been such instances of ceasefire violations, they have been responded to appropriately, both in terms of the response on the ground along the Line of Control, as also putting them across as per our ceasefire agreement or shall we say ceasefire understanding norms; we have been sending the hotline messages. All that action is in progress as much as it is on the ground outside the various headquarters," he added.

Unprovoked firing and ceasefire violations by Pakistani troops at Indian positions along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu & Kashmir left one dead and injured four civilians on Friday.

Pakistan had earlier violated ceasefire at the shared border on the intervening night of September 30 and October 1. This is however not the first time the ceasefire between both neighbours has been violated.

Kashmir has witnessed almost uninterrupted ceasefire violation by Pakistan since August 15 this year. The fresh violations came after a gap of more than one month along India-Pakistan border in Jammu & Kashmir. Sector of Poonch district,Heavy firing by Pakistani troops in Mendhar,ceasefire violation by Pakistan

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