Pak Violates Ceasefire For 4th Time In A Week19 May 2011
The Daily Excelsior
Jammu: In the fourth ceasefire violation within a week, Pakistan Rangers targeted Indian positions by opening unprovoked firing along the international border. Pak rangers opened unprovoked firing from their forward areas of Sailkote district on the Border Out Posts at Kote-Kubba in Arnia sub-sector, a senior BSF officer told here. The firing took place two times between 9 pm last night and 0100 hours today, and continued for over 30 to 35 minutes each time, he said, adding, BSF exercised restraint in their retaliatory action. 'There were two ceasefire violations two times,' the officer said. 'It was the 4th ceasefire in Past 6 days'. On May 14 and 15, Pakistani snipers fired on BOP Nikowal and on a patrolling party of BSF along the IB in Budhwar forward area of Suchetgarh sub-sector in two separate ceasefire violation incidents. One BSF jawan identified as Jai Kishan of 193 battalion was killed in firing on 14th of May in firing at Budhwar post. With today's incident, there have already been over 7 incidents of firing and ceasefire violations by Pakistani troops along the border in less than a month. Earlier on May 5, there was a ceasefire violation when Pakistani troops had fired rockets on Indian position and opened indiscriminate firing along the Line of Control in Poonch district. Two more such incidents took place along the LOC in Poonch on April 22 and 24. BSF authorities have lodged a protest with the Pakistani Rangers at forward protests over ceasefire violations and firing incidents.