No cross-border firing in J&K for one year: BSF
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Last Updated: Tuesday, May 10, 2011, 13:45
Jammu: No incident of cross-border firing has been reported along the International Border (IB) in Jammu and Kashmir for the past one year, BSF has claimed.

"There was no firing witnessed from across the IB in the state during past over 11 months period. There is peace on the borderline," Inspector General (IG), Jammu Frontier Siddarth Chattopadhyaya said at a function here.

He said, "There was heavy firing in past and people had to suffer. There are no exchanges of firing between troops of two sides now."

His remarks came close on the heels of Ceasefire violation by Pakistani troops along Line of Control (LoC) in Krishnagati sub-sector of Poonch district on May 5. They had violated ceasefire earlier on April 22 and 24 in Poonch sector.

There have been nine ceasefire violations along Line of Control (LOC) by the Pakistani troops, who fired RPGs, rockets and opened indiscriminate firing of Medium Machine Guns (MMGs) and small arms in Poonch sector this year.

Referring to relation of troops on Indo-Pak border, he said, "There are bad patches, gray patches and dark patches. But as human beings, we love each other".


First Published: Tuesday, May 10, 2011, 13:45

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