Pakistan violated border ceasefire in Jammu and Kashmir 685 times during the last eight months, resulting in death of 24 people, including eight security forces personnel, government told the Rajya Sabha on Tuesday.
US Vice President Joe Biden on Tuesday blamed separatist fighters and Russian forces in condemning the violation of a three-day-old ceasefire in eastern Ukraine, and warned of increased costs to Russia.
Pakistan resorted to fresh ceasefire violation on Sunday morning at the RS Pura sector of the International Border (IB) here, hours after they had fired two to three mortar shells in Nowapind border outpost area yesterday night.
Three people were injured on Thursday in Jammu and Kashmir's Jammu district following heavy shelling by Pakistan Rangers on the international border, police said. The Border Security Force retaliated to the firing.
Apprehending attack by Pakistan's Border Action Team (BAT) on forward posts and patrol parties in the run up to Republic Day, Army has sounded an alert along the boundary with Pakistan in Jammu and Kashmir.
Peoples' Democratic Party (PDP) patron Mufti Mohammad Sayeed today said India and Pakistan to exercise restraint along the borders as the violence has caused much damage to Jammu and Kashmir and its people.
Around 8,000 people displaced by firing and mortar shelling by Pakistan are still waiting in camps set up in Kathua and Samba districts of Jammu and Kashmir, even as no fresh incident of ceasefire violation by Pakistan was reported on Wednesday.