Heavy firing by Pak troops in J&K`s Arnia, Ramgarh sector
In what is likely to further strain the bilateral ties between the two countries, unprovoked firing from the Pakistani side was reported on Friday in the Arnia and Ramgarh sector of Jammu.
Zee Media Bureau
Jammu: In what is likely to further strain the bilateral ties between the two countries, unprovoked firing from the Pakistani side was reported on Friday in the Arnia and Ramgarh sector of Jammu.
According to reports, the Pakistani troops fired mortar bombs, rockets and automatic weapons on 16 locations along the International Border targeting Indian posts and civilians.
The unprovoked firing from the Pakistan side forced the BSF to retaliate strongly.
The neighbouring country troops also fired mortars bombs and rockets in Jammu and Samba districts, resulting in heavy exchanges on Thursday.
There was shelling of mortar bombs, rockets and firing by automatic weapons on border outposts (BoPs) in Nikki Tawi areas of Jammu district and Ramgarh belts of Samba district, the BSF said.
In the biggest-ever provocation close on heels of visit of Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde to Indo-Pak border, Pakistani troops on Tuesday resorted to night-long heavy shelling and firing at over 50 border outposts along IB in which one BSF Head Constable was killed and seven other security personnel injured.
In the latest round, they fired 82 mm mortar shells and also rockets, aparts from Light Machine Guns (LGMs) in civilian areas as well.
Due to shelling, panic-stricken villagers have fled their homes to safety.