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Pakistan Violates Ceasefire Along LoC in Rajouri, Poonch Districts of J&K

Pakistan Violates Ceasefire Along LoC in Rajouri, Poonch Districts of J&K :- On Saturday Army spokesman said that Pakistani troops again violated ceasefire by targeting forward posts as well as villages along the Line of Control in the twin districts of Poonch and Rajouri located in the Jammu and Kashmir on Friday night.

Pakistan Violates Ceasefire Along LoC in Rajouri

He also further stated that Pakistani troops started unprovoked firing overnight of small arms as well as shelling with mortars in Balakote sector of Poonch and Nowshera situated in Rajouri, drawing befitting retaliation by the Indian Army.

The spokesman in the statement said that Pakistan at first violated the ceasefire in Nowshera sector on Friday from 8 pm to 10 pm, which was then followed by firing of small arms and shelling with mortars in Balakote from 11.45 pm to 2 am.

This high tension between India and Pakistan started from 14th February 2019 when the 70 vehicles in the convoy came under attack which was on its way from Jammu to Srinagar. The Pulwama terror attack which was held on CRPF convoy is considered to be one of the deadliest attacks in decades on security forces in Jammu and Kashmir. In this attack at least 40 CRPF personnel lost their lives. This incident happen when a suicide bomber runs into his car with the bus carrying the Indian paramilitary force and the bomber car was carrying explosive near to 300 kg.

Immediately after the attack, Pakistan-based Islamist militant group Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) had claimed responsibility for the attack. There were total number of 2500 CRPF in the convoy and the vehicle that was attacked with the explosive SUV belongs to the 76th battalion of the force.

In the response to this attack, Indian Air Force on February 26 early morning at around 3:30 am, carried out air strikes on terror training camps across the Line of Control on Tuesday. The strikes were held just two weeks after Pulwama terror attack in Kashmir region where 40 soldiers were killed. 12 Mirage 2000 fighter jets of the Indian Air Force dropped 1,000 kg bombs on terror camps of the Jaish-e-Mohammed, Lashkar-e-Taiba and Hizbul Mujahideen. After that Pakistan is being violating ceasefire along LoC quite often.

In the meantime, there was no report of any casualty on the Indian side in the Pakistani firing, he said.

As per to the officials, Pakistan violated the ceasefire more than 2,050 times this year, leaving about 21 Indians dead and scores of others injured.

India has frequently called upon Pakistan to ask its forces to obey to the 2003 ceasefire understanding as well as to maintain peace and tranquillity along the LoC along with the International Border.