Soldiers Killed & 1 Injured in Pak's Ceasefire Violation in J&K

Ravendra Raina MLA of ruling party BJP Monday interacting with the reporters said that it's high time for Indian Air force to come forward and bombard Pakistan as they can not understand the language of diplomacy and talks. Poonch had also been targetted previously, and the Pakistani army had used automatic weapons and mortars to cause damage to people and property.

He was killed in unprovoked firing by Pakistani Rangers in J&K's Rajouri district on January 13.

The soldiers who lost their lives were from the 15 Jammu and Kashmir Light Infantry Battalion of the Indian Army's 25 Infantry Division.

Apart from Kundu, others who died were identified as riflemen Ram Avtar and Shubam Singh, and havaldar Roshan Lal. "Pakistan has been violating ceasefire along the LoC". Sources attributed continued incidents of ceasefire violation by Pakistan to growing desperation across the border to push maximum number of militants into Jammu and Kashmir. "We will not forgive Pakistan's actions", Ahir told reporters here ahead of Parliament's Budget Session.

He said in another ceasefire violation in Bandi Chacian Sector one Army Jawan namely Sepoy Kishore Kumar and two civilians including a minor namely Yaseen Arif and a girl namely Gulnaz Akhter sustained injuries.

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Each said their forces returned fire only in retaliation.

Of the total ceasefire violations, 379 took place in 2017, 233 in 2016 and 222 in 2015. Yet, both sides continue to fire shots across the so-called Line of Control (LoC) a de facto border between Kashmir and Pakistan agreed upon by Pakistan and India.

Hostilities between India and Pakistan have increased on the de facto border since last month.

"We have been responding appropriately", he said.

Meanwhile, Pakistan on Monday again summoned Indian Deputy High Commissioner JP Singh to the Foreign Office and lodged a strong protest over the recent unprovoked ceasefire violations by the Indian troops at the Line of Control in Nezapir, Nakyal and Karela sectors.

  • Douglas Reid