Ceasefire vioation: India, Pakistan border tension heats up after fresh firing

India on Tuesday alleged that Pakistan troops resorted to unprovoked heavy firing in at least three places on the de facto border in Jammu and Kashmir, stepping up the tension between the tense neighbours.

Written by Arun Sharma | Jammu | Updated: October 4, 2016 5:59 pm
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India on Tuesday alleged that Pakistan troops resorted to unprovoked heavy firing in at least three places on the de facto border in Jammu and Kashmir, stepping up the tension between the tense neighbours.

“Unprovoked ceasefire violation by Pakistan in Pallanwalla sector came at 1.35 pm,” said a Defence Ministry spokesman Lt Colonel Manish Mehta. Adding that Indian troops were also retaliating, he said that there had been no casualty or damage on the Indian side.

 

Earlier Pakistani troops resorted to unprovoked ceasefire violation at three locations in Naushera sector from 5 am Tuesday. “They used small arms, automatics and mortars,” he said, adding that Indian troops are responding appropriately. No casualty or damage to property has been reported on the Indian side till reports last came in, he added.

Significantly, the latest ceasefire violations by Pakistan have come less than 24 hours after Jammu and Kashmir government ordered reopening of schools in border areas on Monday except those where administration has set up shelter camps for border migrants. In those schools also, their principals and in-charge have been asked to hold special classes for children of border migrants camping there.

However, according to locals in Naushera sector, the first fire from Pakistani side came around 12.33 am. By around 4 am, its volume had increased, they said. However, people living near the LoC in the area were yet to move to safer places despite alert sounded by security forces, they said, adding that the shelling at all the three places in Naushera sector has stopped since afternoon.

Earlier, Sub Divisional Magistrate, Noushera, Harbans Lal Sharma, said that though shells were falling awaf from residential areas, the administration was watching the situation. If mortar shelling continued at the same pace, they may shift people of nearly ten villages falling within two kms distance from LoC to safer places, he said, adding that they have already been geared up to meeting such situations.

 

Ever since India carried out surgical strikes on terror launching pads across the LoC causing significant losses to terrorists and those shielding them, this has been the second incident of ceasefire violation by Pakistan in the area. It was earlier during wee hours of Thursday that Pakistani troops had resorted to small arms fire in Kalal area.

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    Ikok
    Oct 4, 2016 at 5:35 pm
    The goonda in the region need to be tamed .. India act as a goonda for small countries
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      Fire
      Oct 4, 2016 at 4:52 pm
      Did he convey this message to your mother in the bedroom
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      Fire
      Oct 4, 2016 at 5:24 pm
      I am India but not stupied like you and Modi
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        Fire
        Oct 4, 2016 at 5:43 pm
        Praateeeeeeik. Don't be knotty
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          Fire
          Oct 4, 2016 at 6:51 pm
          Prateeeik. Have rubbed the oil to her. I am comming
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            Fire
            Oct 4, 2016 at 5:42 pm
            Pratreeeeeeeeeek. Don't be knotty
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              Fire
              Oct 4, 2016 at 4:46 pm
              Why should worry. We can make another so called surgical strike. We are experts in creating dramas. Long live Modo. Long live so called surgical striks
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                James Martell
                Oct 4, 2016 at 7:20 pm
                Why is everyone talking about Peace when the real issue is Kashmir....if this is not resolved than this will continue...stan will not let go of the issue. All those that talk about it being an internal issue or the king went to India all you need to do is look at Hyberbad whereby the Raj wanted to be with stan but was forcefully annexed. Kashmir should be given a choice....If India wants peace it must stop false propa....it must also stop its evil design to destabilise stan..only today 4 women innocent got killed in Quetta by RAW Agents.
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