2 ceasefire violations by Pak at Poonch, Uri sectors in J-K
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Last Updated: Wednesday, October 27, 2010, 21:36
Jammu/Srinagar: In two ceasefire violations on Wednesday, Pakistani troops pounded 10 Indian posts with mortar bombs and rockets and fired indiscriminately along the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch and Uri sectors in Jammu and Kashmir.

The ceasefire violations within a gap of a couple of hours are the eighth in less than a month along the LoC in J and K and the fifth this month alone with the last incident occurring on Sunday.

No casualties among the Indian troops were reported in today's incidents unlike during the ceasefire violation on Sunday when army jawan Moray Sehdev of 17 Mahar Regiment was killed after Indian posts were targeted with rockets in the Krishnagati sub-sector in Poonch.

The ceasefire violations occurred when the 63rd Infantry day was being celebrated to mark the landing of the Indian army in the Kashmir valley to beat back Tribal attack in 1948 to foil the designs of Pakistan.

Armed with heavy guns and rocket launchers, Pakistani troops shelled Indian forward posts along LoC in Krishnagati sub-sector of Poonch district around 1630 hours, Brigadier General Staff (BGS), 16 Corps, Brig Satesh Dua told PTI in Jammu.

Two to three posts came under unprovoked shelling and firing, he said.

Indian troops guarding the LoC took position and retaliated leading to heavy exchanges till late in the evening, he said.

Over 20 to 25 mortar bombs and rockets were fired on Indian side, he said, adding there was no casualties among the Indian troops.

Pakistani troops fired from their Chuha, Pimple and Daku posts and targeted Indian forward posts of Kranti, Kripan-1, Chajja and Kripan-2 posts.

The army believes that ceasfire violation is a diversionary tactic to facilitate infiltration of militants from across the LoC before the onset of winter snow which blocks the Himalayan mountain passes.

In the second ceasefire violation which was in the Valley, Pakistani troops fired towards Indian positions in Uri sector by resorting to unprovoked firing, an army spokesman said.

"Pakistani troops resorted to unprovoked firing towards our positions in Uri sector this evening," the spokesman said in Srinagar..

He said there were no casualties in the firing.


First Published: Wednesday, October 27, 2010, 21:36

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