Except Arnia, no reports of shelling by Pakistan since Sunday

The firing along the entire 200 kms long border from Kathua to Pargwal had stopped on the late evening of October 9.

Written by Arun Sharma | Jammu | Published: October 13, 2014 11:49 am
"Demand of alternative land being raised by the border residents is genuine and BJP would pursue this case at appropriate platform," general secretary of the state unit of BJP, Bali Bhagat, said. (Source: AP) “Demand of alternative land being raised by the border residents is genuine and BJP would pursue this case at appropriate platform,” general secretary of the state unit of BJP, Bali Bhagat, said. (Source: AP)

Except for Arnia sector, rest of the international border in Jammu region remained peaceful for the fourth day on Monday with no reports of shelling or firing by Pakistan at any place.

However, the Pakistani mortar guns are silent in Arnia sector also since Sunday morning, official sources in BSF said.

The firing along the entire 200 kms long border from Kathua to Pargwal had stopped on the late evening of October 9 following strong retaliation by India, it had re-started from across the border in Arnia after two days days Saturday night injuring three people, continued at intermittent intervals till early Sunday morning.

The Line of Control where Pakistani troops had resorted to unprovoked shelling in Shahpur-Kerni area of Poonch earlier on Saturday afternoon was also peaceful.

Less than 24 hours after US President Barack Obama and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi had committed to “joint and concerted efforts to dismantle safe havens for terror and criminal networks like Lashkar e Toiba, D-Company, Al Qaeda and Haqqani network’’, Pakistani troops had started unprovoked mortar shelling for forward Indian positions along the LoC. In next three days, the firing spread to international border and got intensified with each passing day killing eight people and injuring 80 others, besides wide spread damage to property and cattle on the Indian side.

Following escalation along the international border, the Jammu Kashmir government has set up “crisis management groups’’ to evacuate people from areas affected by shelling from across the border. More than 20,000 people from border areas on the Indian side have shifted to safer places and they are, at present, staying either at camps set up administration or at the houses of their relatives.

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    Tarakkad
    Oct 13, 2014 at 3:54 pm
    stan May be regrouping after incurring heavy loss of their armaments and other ets.We have to be vigilant.The PM's prediction about this silence at the end of the day came true.
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      avi
      Oct 13, 2014 at 10:34 pm
      India not only needs to retaliate hard against 's, it should stop trading with this bankrupt failed state. The army controls more than 25% of it's economy and they are the main beneficiaries of trade and yet they are the main proponents of anti India state policy. Why do have to throw them a lifeline when they want to destroy India?
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        ginololoya
        Oct 14, 2014 at 2:57 am
        stan is using J&K to inflict and take its people attention away from ISIS and Telban growing in stan. P will pay a big prize when ISIS will take stan soon.
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          Pradip Bhattacharya
          Oct 13, 2014 at 3:14 pm
          Why no report about number of people shifted in stan side? We want to feel happy that stan also suffered due to its adventurism.
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