26 Feb 2019
Pakistan resorts to ceasefire violation in Jammu, Indian forces retaliate
The Pakistan army violated ceasefire for the fourth consecutive day today by shelling forward posts along the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri district, prompting a befitting response from the Indian forces, officials said.
The Pakistani army violated ceasefire even as India conducted a major pre-dawn air strike on Jaish-e-Mohammed's biggest camp today killing a large number of terrorists and trainers.
Pakistan violating ceasefire in Rajouri, Poonch from last 7 days
The Pakistani troops resorted to heavy mortar shelling in the forward areas along LoC in Nowshera late Monday night as well, inviting strong retaliation from the Indian forces, said the officials.
The Pakistan army has resorted to firing and mortar shelling on forward posts and civilian areas along the LoC in Rajouri and Poonch districts on seven of the last eight days.
2018 witnessed highest number of ceasefire violations by Pakistan army
At about 6:30 pm yesterday, Pakistan launched unprovoked ceasefire violation by firing small arms along the LoC in Nowshera sector.
They had violated the ceasefire agreement in the same sector on Sunday as well by shelling with mortars and firing small arms.
The year 2018 witnessed the highest number of ceasefire violations (2,936) by Pakistani-troops in the last 15 years along the Indo-Pak border.
People living along LoC and IB under constant fear: Official
Pakistan continues to violate the ceasefire understanding of 2003 despite repeated calls for adherence to the agreement during flag meetings between the border-guarding forces of the two countries.
Amid rising tension between India and Pakistan following the Pulwama terror attack and increasing ceasefire violations, the people along the LoC and the International Border (IB) in this region are living under constant fear, said officials.
India carried out strikes to prevent suicide attacks by JeM
India carried out the air strikes to prevent suicide attacks being planned by the Pakistan-based terror group, Jaish-e-Mohammed. Officials said the Pakistan army resorted to small arms firing along the LoC in Nowshera sector but there was no report of any casualty.