The Pakistan army violated ceasefire for a third consecutive day today, shelling forward posts and civilian areas along the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district, inviting a strong retaliation from Indian forces, officials said.
The year 2018 witnessed the highest number of ceasefire violations, 2,936, by Pakistan troops in the last 15 years along the Indo-Pak border.
Pakistani troops fired and shelled Kalal forward area twice yesterday
"The Pakistani army resorted to firing and shelling on forward posts along the LoC in Poonch sector this morning," officials said, adding there were no casualties or injuries on the Indian side.
Indian troops guarding the border retaliated strongly, they added.
Yesterday as well, Pakistani troops had fired on and shelled the Kalal forward area in Nowshera sector of Rajouri district twice, they informed.
Continuous violations have set in a fear psychosis among border-dwellers
The continuous violations have set in a fear psychosis among the border-dwellers.
With the latest incident, Pakistani troops resorted to firing and shelling in Poonch seven of first 10 days of 2019.
Despite repeated calls made during Indo-Pak flag meetings, for restraint and adherence to the ceasefire understanding of 2003 for maintaining peace and tranquility, the Indo-Pak border areas witness shelling and firing.
Northern commander chief visits forward areas to review security situations
The chief of northern commander, Lt Gen Ranbir Singh, had Monday visited forward areas along the LoC and reviewed security situation in Jammu and Rajouri districts, officials said.
Accompanied by White Knight corps commander Lt Gen Paramjit Singh, Lt Gen Ranbir Singh visited forward posts of Rajouri and Akhnoor sectors to review the operational preparedness and the prevailing security situation, they said.