Army lodges protest over ceasefire violations

The Army has lodged a strong protest with their Pakistan counterparts over ceasefire violations, when Indian Forward Posts along LoC in Poonch sector were targeted by Light Machine guns (LMG) firing on late Saturday night.

Jammu: The Army has lodged a strong protest
with their Pakistan counterparts over ceasefire violations,
when Indian Forward Posts along LoC in Poonch sector were
targeted by Light Machine guns (LMG) firing on late Saturday
night.

"We have lodged a protest with Pakistan Army over the
ceasefire violations and firing on Indian posts in Poonch
through hotline contact," a senior Army officer said here
on Monday.

The Pakistani troops had violated India-Pak border
ceasefire along LoC and targeted two Indian posts - Kranti-1
and Kranti-2 - with LMG fire in Krishnagati in Poonch sector
along LoC on the night of October 22.

The troops from its post Daku and Yellow Bump had fired on
the posts for one and half hours, drawing retaliation from
Indian Army.

This incident of firing took place after Indian troops
guarding the borderline detected movement of suspected
elements during an infiltration bid. It was the second
ceasefire violation by Pakistani troops in about 30 days.

Earlier on September 20, indiscriminate firing started
near the BSF post in Jammu after Pakistan violated ceasefire
in Samba sector. At least one BSF sub-inspector was killed and
a civilian injured in the firing.

PTI

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