Pak Violates Ceasefire, Targets Indian Forward Area

Pak Violates Ceasefire, Targets Indian Forward Area

30 October 2012
Outlook


Jammu: In yet another ceasefire violation this month, Pakistani Rangers today fired at Indian posts along Indo-Pak border in Jammu district. 'Pakistan Rangers have fired with small arms on Indian post of Pindi along International Border (IB) in Arnia sub-sector from 1145 hours today,' a senior BSF officer told PTI. 'Pak Rangers have also violated the ceasefire,' he said. BSF troops, guarding the borderline took positions and effectively retaliated resulting in brief exchanges, he said. There was no loss of life or damage to property in the firing, he said. In another such incident, Pakistan troops violated the ceasefire and fired on some border posts along Line of Control (LoC) in Krishnagati belt of Poonch sector late last night. There was, however, no loss of life or damage to property in the firing, officials said. This is the ninth case of ceasefire violation so far this month. Pakistan had violated ceasefire 27 times in the past two months along IB and Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir. On October 19, Pakistani troops had fired with small arms and light and medium weapons on several Indian posts along the Indo-Pak border in Krishnagati sub-sector along Line of Control (LoC) of Poonch district. The Pak Rangers violated ceasefire when they fired on Indian Posts same day along International Border (IB) in Abdullain belt in R S Pura sub-sector in Jammu district. On October 17, Pakistani troops resorted to small arms firing on forward border belts of Goutrian and Mankote (separate areas) along Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch sector. On October 7 and 4, Pakistani troops fired on forward posts along International Border (IB) in Kharwa and Chachwal area in Samba sector. On October 1, Pakistani troops opened fire at Indian posts and Chachwal forward village along International Border (IB) in Samba sector of Jammu and Kashmir in which a couple was injured.