17 C
New Delhi
Sunday 23 February 2020

Pakistan targets forward posts along LoC in Noushera

Jammu: Pakistani troops today targeted forward posts along the Line of Control (LoC) in Noushera sector in Jammu and Kashmir for nearly an hour, police said.

The small arms firing from across the border targeting forward posts in Noushera sector started around 9 am.

Indian troops retaliated and the exchange of fire between the two sides continued till 10 am, a police official said.

There was no report of any casualty in the incident, the official said.

The latest ceasefire violation by Pakistan comes five days after Pakistani troops opened fire from across the border, leaving four Army personnel dead and another soldier injured in Keri sector of Rajouri on 23 December.

Indian troops also killed three Pakistani troops and injured another in retaliatory action at Rukh Chakri sector in Rawlakot on 25 December.

On December 24, Pakistani troops had targeted forward posts and villages in Shahpur sector of Poonch district.

Jammu and Kashmir witnessed a total of 881 ceasefire violations this year, highest in the past seven years, along the LoC and the International Border, resulting in the death of 34 people.

According to officials, Pakistan violated the ceasefire along the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir 771 times till 10 December, and 110 times along the IB till November-end.

In these incidents of firing from across the border, 30 people — 14 Army personnel, 12 civilians and four BSF personnel — were killed.

The truce between India and Pakistan along the International Border, the Line of Control and the Actual Ground Position Line in Jammu and Kashmir came into force in November 2003.

India shares a 3,323-km-long border with Pakistan of which 221 km of the IB and 740 km of the LoC fall in Jammu and Kashmir.

PTI

Leave a Reply

Stay on top - Get daily news in your email inbox

Sirf Views

Hindu They All Claim To Be; Policy Tells Who Really Is

BJP will not merely claim to be Hindu; it will bring CAA, NRC; let debutant, me-too Hindu parties beat it with UCC & population control bill

Tapas Pal, A Death No One Would Genuinely Condole

In 1980, after Bengali film superstar Uttam Kumar died, Dadar Kirti of Tarun Majumdar was released after Durga Puja. The voice...

Must India Invest In Donald Trump?

As many of his cabinet picks know, to their eternal regret and shame, his commitment lasts only as long as you are gullible

Protesters Need Economic Education, Mr Bhagwat

There is no escape from misery unless teams of economic educators convince all sections of society socialism is the cause of their distress

BJP Could Not Have Won With This Approach To Delhi

From not paying attention to the corruption-ridden MCD to aloof leaders whose houses witnessed no activity during campaigns, BJP went all wrong in the Delhi assembly election

More from the author

For fearless journalism

%d bloggers like this: