Ceasefire violations: Service chiefs meet Defence Minister Arun Jaitley

In view of major ceasefire violations by the Pakistani troops along the international border targeting forward Indian posts and its unprovoked shelling on several villages, the three service chiefs late Tuesday met Defence Minister Arun Jaitley.

New Delhi: In view of major ceasefire violations by the Pakistani troops along the international border targeting forward Indian posts and its unprovoked shelling on several villages, the three service chiefs late Tuesday met Defence Minister Arun Jaitley.

According to reports, the Army, Air Force and Navy chiefs and the Defence Minister are believed to have discussed the prevailing security situation.

The meeting came at a time when there have been frequent ceasefire violations by Pakistan along the Line of Control (LoC) and the talks between Army officials of the two sides have failed to resolve the issue.

On October 6, Pakistan had violated the ceasefire thrice in Bhimber Gali, Kerni and Balakote-Mankote in Poonch district of Jammu region.

On October 5, there were two ceasefire violations in the Arnia belt along International Border in Jammu in which five persons were killed and 34 others were injured. There was another ceasefire violation during the day when Pakistani troops targeted forward India posts along the LoC in Balnoie sub-sector of Poonch district.

On October 4, Pakistani troops had resorted to heavy firing and mortar shelling along the LoC in Poonch district, drawing retaliation from the Army.

On October 1 and 2, Pakistani troops had violated the ceasefire twice along the LoC in Poonch district resulting in injuries to six persons.

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