One soldier dies as Pakistan violates ceasefire along LoC in Rajouri district

Indian troops guarding the LoC retaliated, he said, adding no one was injured in the ceasefire violation.

By: PTI | Jammu | Updated: October 18, 2016 11:43 am
pakistan ceasefire violation, ceasefire, nowshera ceasefire violation, kashmir ceasefire, nowshera ceasefire, naushera ceasefire, pakistan ceasefire violation, cross border firing, india news, A senior Army officer said there have been over 25 ceasefire violations along the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir after surgical strikes. (Source: File Photo)

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 Balakote and Nowshera areas of Rajouri district on Sunday. The soldier identified as Sudesh Kumar of 6 Rajput Regiment was killed in sniper firing on the LoC in Tarkundi area of Rajouri on Sunday evening, police said here.

WATCH | Pakistani troops violate ceasefire in Jammu Kashmir’s Rajouri District

 

The Pakistani army had earlier on Sunday opened unprovoked firing at Indian positions on the LoC in Rajouri district in the morning.

“There was unprovoked firing from small arms on forward areas in Naushera sector of Rajouri district along the LoC by Pakistani troops”, PRO, Ministry of Defence, Jammu said.

A senior Army officer said there have been over 25 ceasefire violations along the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir after surgical strikes by Army troops in PoK to dismantle terror launching pads.

Watch what else is making news

In the firing and shelling, five civilians and four armymen had sustained injuries in Poonch district. Nine Pakistani armymen were injured in retaliatory action by Indian troops along LoC.

On October 8, Pakistani troops had fired on forward Indian posts along Mendhar-Krishnagati sector in Pooch district resulting in injuries to one jawan. On October 5, Pakistani troops had violated the ceasefire thrice and resorted to heavy firing and mortar shelling targeting several Indian posts and civilian areas in three sectors of Poonch and Rajouri districts.

Pakistani troops had on October 4 targeted 10 forward areas with mortar shelling and firing with five ceasefire violations on Indian posts and civilian areas along LoC in four areas of Jammu, Poonch and Rajouri districts. They shelled mortar bombs and opened small and automatic weapons in Jhangar, Kalsian, Makri in Noushera sector of Rajouri district and Gigriyal, Platan, Damanu, Channi and Palanwala areas of Pallanwala sector of Jammu district and Balnoi, Krishnagati in Poonch district.

Pakistani troops had on October 3 violated the ceasefire four times and restored to heavy firing and mortar shelling in Saujian, Shahpur-Kerni, Mandi and KG sectors in Poonch district. On October 2, Pakistan resorted to firing and shelling from 1915 hours along LoC in forward areas in Pallanwala belt of Jammu district.

On October 1, Pakistani troops had shelled Indian posts and civilian areas with mortar bombs, RPGS and HMGS amid small arms firing along LoC in Pallanwala sector in Akhnoor tehsil of Jammu district. On September 30, Pakistani troops restored to small arms firing along the LoC in Pallanwala, Chaprial, Samnam areas of Akhnoor sector of Jammu district.

For all the latest India News, download Indian Express App

  1. A
    Ashok
    Oct 16, 2016 at 4:53 pm
    I don't know why Modi is chest thumping at BRICS since we conducted the surgical strikes things have gone much worse than before. Pak and the terrorists suffered a mortal blow according to our defence secretary.
    Reply
    1. F
      Fire
      Oct 16, 2016 at 4:55 am
      Indian Express is anti national newspaper and always misquoting things. In fact no cease fire violations by stani forces but SURGICAL STRIKES by Indan forces. In these surgical strikes stan nuclear installations were hit, Hafiz Steed and Dawood Ibrahim, and Mulana Azhar were killed on the sport. Indian forces remained unhurt in these striks
      Reply
      1. F
        Fire
        Oct 16, 2016 at 5:30 am
        No DD, you are wrong you memory is weak.Basically you sister is my wife and your mother is prosute who forces me to plug her . I can't annoy you and your sister and the of you mother is pulloting house. You should be greatful to me. I fail to understand what kind of family you are. All of you are leaking.
        Reply
        1. J
          James Martell
          Oct 18, 2016 at 12:13 am
          PS FYI Im Indian just bloody sick of our hypocrisy.....we have stooped so low that even In South Korea our representative was embarring at the climate summit meeting opposing stani projects...it really put things into perspective as he made a real cows meal of everything....this is how low we have got with Modi the gangster tea maker at the helm.. fact i have started realizing that Modi isnt the full ticket he is in fact mad. Why cant we just live in peace make the loc a soft border and move on.....we dont need a diplomatic overdrive to isolate stan as it will come back to haunt us let them do it themselves. And lets not get sucked into the great american friendship they turned on stan and are only interested in selling us weapons and thats as far as our relationship goes...same with Russia....we are on our own.
          Reply
          1. J
            James Martell
            Oct 18, 2016 at 12:06 am
            This is B/S - The Indians closed the UN Posts why? I Tell you why because of constant LOC violations by the Indians....period. Indians start it and then when stanis retaliate the Indians start crying "Jawan dead because of stani LOC Violation" when the truth is Indians provoke such reaction from the Rangers. lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;BTW - What happened to the URI attack evidence? In fact where are the videos to surgical strike that Modi promised? Its all B/S.....Hindus are fascist and the worse kind of extremism....the world is only getting to know about it now...and Modi the biggest criminal is the head...a monster of Gujarat riots...
            Reply
          2. T
            Trun
            Oct 16, 2016 at 4:28 pm
            Soldier RIP. lt;br/gt;Where is our DM distributing credit few days back. So don't know this sacrifice goes to whose credit?
            Reply
            1. M
              malik
              Oct 16, 2016 at 4:58 pm
              Ak or gia indian kutta maro maro salo ko chun chun kar maro. lt;br/gt;...56 inch. Chunt. Tu udhar. Meetings karta reh ider stan tery soldiers ki chunt. Mar rha hai. Hahaahahaha
              Reply
              1. I
                Ibrahim
                Oct 16, 2016 at 3:41 pm
                Weak stan, golden time for India to repeat 1971
                Reply
                1. Load More Comments