Follow Us:
Tuesday, August 16, 2022

J-K: Fresh ceasefire violation by Pakistan in Kalsian, Naushera sector

Earlier on Monday, Pakistan forces had resorted to mortal shelling at Shahpur in Poonch district.

Written by Arun Sharma | Jammu |
Updated: October 5, 2016 1:49:34 pm
ceasefire violation, pakistan ceasefire violation, kalsian ceasefire violation, naushera ceasefire violation, LoC, Line of Control, Surgical strikes A woman injured during firing in Poonch sector being brought to a hospital in Jammu on Monday night. (Source: PTI)

Pakistani troops resorted to firing in Kalsiyan, Kalal and Baba Khori area of Naushera sector during wee hours of Tuesday.

Confirming it, a Defence Ministry spokesperson Lt Colonel Manish Mehta said that there has been “unprovoked ceasefire violation by Pakistani troops at three locations in Naushera sector from 5 am”. They have been using “small arms, automatics and mortars,” he said, adding that Indian troops have responded appropriately. No casualty or damage to property has been reported on the Indian side.

WATCH VIDEO: Surgical Strikes: Eyewitnesses’ Accounts Validate India’s Claim Of A Lethal Strike


Subscriber Only Stories
Explained: All about F-INSAS, Nipun mines, LCA — the new systems ha...Premium
The rise of the worker productivity scorePremium
Delhi Confidential: Tiranga selfies campaign a big hit on Independence DayPremium
Bihar berozgari refrain makes way into CM’s job promisePremium

However, according to locals, the first fire from Pakistani side came around 12.33 am. By around 4 am, its volume had increased, they said, adding that exchange of fire between the two sides was going on. Though people living near the LoC in the area were yet to move to safer places despite warnings by security forces, they may do so tonight if Pakistani mortar shelling continues to remain intense, they added.

Sub Divisional Magistrate, Noushera, Harbans Lal Sharma, said that they were watching the situation closely. Though Pakistani mortar shells were falling away from the residential areas at present, if their volume continued to remain the same 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 for such a situation.

WATCH VIDEO: Surgical Strikes: Congress Spells Out Three Strikes Carried Out By UPA


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.


Meanwhile, after a daylong mortar shelling by Pakistani troops at Shahpur, Sawjian and Mandi, the Line of Control in Poonch remained peaceful throughout Monday night.

Six people had been injured and some shops gutted in fire that spread from a nearby BSF base where some petrol containers were hit by a Pakistani shell. Officials, however, said that only two-three wooden khokhas were burnt.

📣 Join our Telegram channel (The Indian Express) for the latest news and updates

For all the latest India News, download Indian Express App.

  • Newsguard
  • The Indian Express website has been rated GREEN for its credibility and trustworthiness by Newsguard, a global service that rates news sources for their journalistic standards.
  • Newsguard
First published on: 05-10-2016 at 12:30:50 am
0 Comment(s) *
* The moderation of comments is automated and not cleared manually by

Featured Stories