February 2018 News
'Shelling Indian Territory Will Cost Pak Dearly'24 February 2018
New Delhi: Minister of State (Mos) for Home Affairs, Hansraj Ahir, on Saturday said that 'India will continue to give a befitting response to Pakistan for repeatedly violating the ceasefire at the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir' Ahir said, 'We are responding to ceasefire violations by Pakistan and will not budge even by a step. We are fighting back with our might and giving a response to Pakistan's firing. And one day Pakistan will have to stop the violation of the ceasefire.' The minister also added that the repeated firing and shelling into the Indian territory 'will prove to be Pakistan's foolishness and will cost them dearly.' India and Pakistan, in January 2003, agreed to a formal ceasefire along the International Border, the Line of Control and the Actual Ground Position Line in Jammu and Kashmir. But unprovoked firing and shelling from Pakistani posts have become recurrent over the last few weeks. The recent spate of ceasefire violation incidents has left four security personnel killed and dozens of civilians injured in Rajouri, Baramulla, Kathua, Kupwara and the Valley.