J&K: Pakistan violates ceasefire again, resorts to intense mortar shelling in Rajouri sector

A defence ministry spokesperson Lt Colonel Manish Mehta said they were using 80 mm mortars, automatics and small arms.

By: Express News Service | Srinagar | Updated: October 20, 2016 12:47 pm
Sources said that mortar shelling from across the LoC was so intense that shells were falling near residential areas in Manjakote and in adjoining Rajouri district. (Source: Google Maps)

Three days after killing an Indian Army jawan in snippet fire from across the Line of Control in Tarkundi area of Balakote sector in Jammu and Kashmir, Pakistani troops resorted to intense mortar shelling and small arms fire on the Indian side on Wednesday evening. Pointing out that the unprovoked Pakistani firing started around 4.30 pm, a defence ministry spokesperson Lt Colonel Manish Mehta said they were using 80 mm mortars, automatics and small arms. The Indian troops retaliated appropriately, he said, adding that there have been no reports of any casualty or damage on the Indian side.

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Meanwhile, sources said that mortar shelling from across the LoC was so intense that shells were falling near residential areas in Manjakote and in adjoining Rajouri district. Though there were no reports of any damage, the fresh ceasefire violation had led to panic among local villagers.

Earlier on October 16 evening, an Army jawan was killed as Pakistani troops after a lull of nearly 10 days resorted to unprovoked small arms fire and mortar shelling in the same area in Balakote sector. Identified as Sudees Kumar, he was hit by a sniper fire from across the Line of Control.

The latest ceasefire violation by Pakistan in border Rajouri district has been the fourth since Sunday as they had resorted to unprovoked mortar shelling and small arms fire in Nowshera sector on Monday night as well.

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    Ashok
    Oct 19, 2016 at 7:36 pm
    Why are they killing our jawans don't they know we conducted surgical strikes.
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      lafanga
      Oct 19, 2016 at 8:43 pm
      So Indian army kills a civilian on stani side and injures five more and then claims stan is violating ceasefire. What can you expect from an army who is killing their own civilians and then creates the fake terror and surgical strike dramas to hide the facts.
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        Dr.Goesl
        Oct 19, 2016 at 5:16 pm
        Being friends with Israel is fine. Israel gets most weapons from the USA and the Israelis also are protected and trained by the USA. Today the two strongest military powers are Russia and the USA and their special forces the best. Next comes India and we are surely militarily stronger and better trained than Jewish supported China. most weapons In China are from Israel based on U.S. designs.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;My advise to Modi do not drop your guard the tiny state stan is backed. If we use our manpower of 1.3 intelligently and further enlarge our armed forces the job is done. In general Shri Rajnath Singh is doing a great job. Immediately Kashmiri Brahmins must also be brought back to Kashmir many forces (both internal and external) are trying to prevent this.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Dr. Goellt;br/gt;New delhilt;br/gt;Bharat
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          Ashok Mazumdar
          Oct 19, 2016 at 3:45 pm
          Israeli type commandos needed for killing Army.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Parrikkar can announce new surgical success.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Just Wait
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