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Centre sanctions 400 additional bunkers for border residents in Jammu and Kashmir

As per the prescribed specifications, the bunkers are expected to get built by the end of next month.

Centre sanctions 400 additional bunkers for border residents in Jammu and Kashmir
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Srinagar: In view of continuous cross-border shelling, the Centre on Sunday sanctioned an additional 400 individual bunkers for Poonch and Rajouri districts in Jammu and Kashmir with 200 additional bunkers for each district. As per the prescribed specifications, the bunkers are expected to get built by the end of next month.

The Pakistani troops have been repeatedly violating the ceasefire by resorting to firing and mortar shelling. The Indian Army has been retaliating with equal intensity.

The ceasefire violation by the Pakistani troops comes amid prevailing tensions between India and Pakistan which escalated after Indian fighters bombed terror group Jaish-e-Mohammed's biggest training camp near Balakot deep inside Pakistan.

India's non-military, pre-emptive airstrikes came 11 days after the JeM claimed responsibility for a suicide attack on a CRPF convoy in Kashmir, killing 40 soldiers.

Notably, the year 2018 had witnessed the highest number of ceasefire violations - 2,936 - by Pakistani troops in the last 15 years along the Indo-Pak border.

(With inputs from PTI)