Jammu: The BSF has lodged a strong protest
with Pakistan Rangers over ceasefire violation in forward
areas along Indo-Pak border in Samba sector in which one
Indian jawan was injured.
In the fourth ceasefire violation this month, Pakistani
troops opened fire along Samba district of Jammu and Kashmir
on December 30, injuring the Border Security Force jawan.
"We have lodged a strong protest with Pakistan Rangers
over firing and ceasefire violation at a flag meeting on
International Border (IB) in Samba sector yesterday," a senior
BSF officer said.
"Pakistan Rangers denied their involvement in firing
during the meeting when the BSF raised the issue with them,"
he said, adding "this is their usual reply that they do not
know about the incident".
A team of BSF officers led by the Commandant of 82
Battalion S C Yadav had held a flag meeting with Pak Rangers
led by Commander Lt Col Raja Shahid at Khowara Post along IB
in Samba district.
On December 22, Pakistani troops had targeted Indian posts
with over 700 rounds of small arms fire to give cover to a
group of infiltrating militants along the LoC in Nangi
Tikri-Krishna Gati area of Poonch district.
On December 14, troops foiled an infiltration bid by a
group of 4-5 militants along LoC in Tarkundi forest belt of
Bhimbergali sector in Poonch district.
Pakistanis troops indulged in small arms firing and
rocket attacks on Indian Posts in Krishnagati sub-sector along
LoC in Poonch district on December 5. Pakistan troops had also
fired at Indian posts in Kupwara district on December 4.