Marking an increase in incidents of infiltration attempts and ceasefire violation from Pakistan side, the Army troops foiled an infiltration attempt along the Line of Control, while there had been unprovoked firing on BSF positions from across the international border since Saturday night.
Giving details, sources said that Pakistani Rangers resorted to small arms fire on a BSF post along the international border in R S Pura sector on Sunday morning.
The latter retaliated forcing Rangers to stop firing. However, there was no injury or damage in exchange of fire on the Indian side.
Sunday was the second incident of unprovoked firing from across the international border as Pakistan Rangers had fired a mortar shell on a BSF post on Saturday also. However, there were no injuries or damage as the shell fell nearly 300 meters away from the post.
Meanwhile, Pakistani troops resorted to unprovoked firing on Indian side along the Line of Control when army troops foiled an infiltration attempt in Poonch sector on Saturday night.
Giving details, a defence ministry spokesperson Colonel S D Goswami said group of 3-4 people were seen crossing over to the Indian side from Pakistan occupied Kashmir around 10.45 pm. When they were well within the Indian territory, Army troops opened fire on them, he added.
The troops at a Pakistan Post on other side of the LoC opened heavy firing on the Indian side so as to provide cover to the infiltrating terrorists. During the ensuing fire fight, the infiltrators were seen running back to the PoK side, he added.
The incidents of ceasefire violations and infiltration attempts from across the border have restarted Monday last after a lull of nearly a week.
Last month also, in view of the US President Barack Obama’s visit on the occasion of India’s Republic Day Parade, there had been spurt in incidents of ceasefire violation by Pakistan Rangers as part of their strategy to provide cover fire to terrorists infiltration into India. Nearly nine infiltration attempts were foiled were by BSF during that month.
Though officials claim to have foiled all those infiltration attempts, sources said that these continue unabated as nearly 200 terrorists were waiting across the LoC looking for an opportunity to sneak into Jammu region.
Nearly 15 of the total 44 terrorist training camps in Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK) fall opposite Rajouri and Poonch districts.