Over 2,000 residents of border villages in Samba, Kathua and Jammu districts returned home on Thursday following guns on the international border in Jammu region remaining silent for the last three days.
Raking up Kashmir, Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday said the non-resolution of the issue reflected failure of the UN and proposed a 4-point "peace initiative" which includes demilitarisation of Kashmir and unconditional withdrawal of forces from Siachen.
The US defence cooperation with India was enhancing imbalance in South Asia, said Pakistan's National Security and Foreign Affairs Advisor Sartaj Aziz on Thursday, adding that Islamabad's reservations in this regard have been conveyed to the US, media reported.
Hitting out at Pakistan for targeting civilian population along LoC, a top Army commander on Wednesday termed such action "immoral and unethical" and said that Indian Army does not flout agreements, but is forced to retaliate to Pakistan's violation of the ceasefire.
Pakistan troops continue to violate ceasefire as fresh incidents of cross border shelling by the hostile neighbouring nation was reported in KG sector of Jammu and Kashmir in the wee hours of Wednesday.
Troops guarding Pakistani borders on Sunday opened fire in Samba district along the international border (IB) today, a day after BSF and Pakistan rangers agreed to uphold the sanctity of ceasefire during the DG level talks.
On a day border guards of India and Pakistan wrapped up their two-day talks, Pakistan troops violated ceasefire thrice by firing on forward posts along Line of Control (LoC) in Rajouri and Poonch districts of Jammu and Kashmir.
Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Manoj Jha on Monday said the NDA Government needs to walk the talk on Pakistan continuously violating the ceasefire arrangement along the Line of Control (LoC) and the International Border (IB).