India giving ‘hard-hitting reply’ to Pak: Defence Ministry on ceasefire violations

The Pakistani forces started unprovoked shelling targeting posts as well as civilian areas in Ramgarh and Arnia areas at around 6 a.m on Tuesday.

By: ANI | Jammu | Updated: November 3, 2016 8:40 pm
ceasefire violation, pak shelling, indo pak border, pakistan, crossborder fire, india pakistan, defence ministry, india pak ceasefire violation, india news, indian express, There was ceasefire violation in Nowshera sector in Rajouri sector of Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday. (Source: ANI)

Taking serious note of the ongoing ceasefire violations from the other side of the border, the Ministry of Defence on Tuesday said the Indian troops are hitting them hard. Defence Ministry PRO Manish Mehta while providing details about the present state of affairs at the border said Pakistan is using heavy mortars, adding India is responding in equal measure. “Yesterday there was unprovoked ceasefire violation in Balakote sector where one of our brave soldiers was martyred. Today since 5:30 in the morning, they carried on unprovoked ceasefire violation in Nowshera sector and presently it is intermittently carried out by them,” Mehta said.

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“Yesterday they had targeted civilian areas. Today, presently I don’t have those details as to what areas they have targeted. However, they have targeted our forward areas and we have also responded appropriately. They are using 120 mm i.e. heavy mortars and we are also responding in equal measure… We are hitting them hard,” he added. A 19-year-old girl has been killed and two civilians have been injured as Pakistan Rangers violated the ceasefire in Nowshera, Arnia and Ramgarh sectors of Jammu and Kashmir this morning.

The Pakistani forces started unprovoked shelling targeting posts as well as civilian areas in Ramgarh and Arnia areas at around 6 a.m on Tuesday. The girl was killed in Ramgarh sector of Samba district while the two civilians sustained injuries in Arnia sector. The injured have been admitted to the nearby hospital for immediate medical aid.

Dr Naseeb Chand Dhingra said in Jammu that three patients have been brought from RS Pura sector, adding they have sustained sprinter injuries. However, the Border Security Force (BSF) is strongly retaliating to the unprovoked firing from the other side of the border in Samba sector.

Meanwhile, an encounter is presently underway between the security forces and terrorists in Bandipora’s Ajar village. On Monday, an army jawan and a woman were killed as the Pakistani troops resorted to heavy mortar shelling along the LoC in Rajouri and Mendhar sectors.

The Indian Army on Saturday launched retaliatory fire assaults at Pakistan Army positions, inflicting massive damage across the border by destroying four posts across the LoC in Keran sector of Jammu and Kashmir’s Kupwara district. The Indian forces retaliated after Pakistani Rangers violated ceasefire repeatedly in Kathua and RS Pura sector along the International Border on Saturday. A Border Security Force (BSF) soldier was killed in Pakistani firing in Machil Sector.

An Indian soldier was killed on Friday and his body was mutilated by terrorists in an attack near the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir. Nearly half a dozen people and four BSF soldiers have been killed so far and over 30 others injured in the recent skirmishes along the international border.

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  1. P
    Nov 1, 2016 at 7:00 am
    stan will kneel down in few days...
  2. K
    Kt govindan
    Nov 1, 2016 at 7:16 am
    Retaliation more specific on pak punjab so that pak firing on civilian area can be controlled. Take one or two pak punjab civil area then the pak general think twice before doining so.
  3. V
    Vishnu Sharma
    Nov 2, 2016 at 2:42 am
    We need to target both the Mangala and Tarbela dams with multiple Brahmos missile strikes and blow them uplt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;The mive flooding which will follow will kill and displace millionslt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Iske baad stan Bharat ke Saamne Ghutne tek denge
  4. L
    l s
    Nov 1, 2016 at 12:44 pm
    This is not hard hitting. We loose more people than our security people kill;br/gt;For every Indian person killed, our security should kill atleast 10 terrorists or Pak soldiers, this is called hard hitting. Gear-up, soldiers.
  5. K
    Nov 1, 2016 at 4:33 pm
    Bharat ko Bramhos missile se STANI KUTTO ko uda dena chahiye
  6. S
    Shafted mohammed
    Nov 1, 2016 at 12:56 pm
    Show them the Diwali with few pinaka pulvarising the stani outposts and few brahmos at ISI few thermobaric bombs at masood Acharya rally.
  7. S
    Nov 1, 2016 at 1:15 pm
    what happened to the "woh ek maarenge hum dus maarenge"?? Running a government is different than winning an election by organising minority macres.
  8. S
    Nov 1, 2016 at 10:16 am
    Take back Pok.. its about time..
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