Pak troops violate ceasefire again after sending BSF jawan to India,
JAMMU: Within hours after returning a jawan to BSF at
the international border in Suchetgarh as a goodwill gesture, Pakistani troops
resorted to unprovoked firing at forward Indian positions along the Line of
Control (LoC) in Rajouri district on Friday night.
Defence Ministry spokesman Lt Colonel Maneesh Mehta
said on Saturday morning that the firing from across the LoC started at 10.30
pm. The Pakistani troops were using small arms and automatic weapons, he said,
adding that the unprovoked firing was continuing till last reports came in.
The Indian army was also retaliating with equal
caliber weapons. However, there was no damage or casualty on the Indian side,
One Army Naik and a BSF jawan have been killed and
nine others, including civilians, injured as there has been escalation in
incidents of ceasefire violation by Pakistani troops since July last. During
the current year, there have been nearly 50 incidents of ceasefire violation by
Pakistan along the Line of Control and a dozen on the international border in
the state. However, their number was 199 along the LoC and 143 on international
border during 2013.