Jammu Tawi, April 19
In yet another incident of ceasefire violation, Pakistan today violated the truce agreement and shelled forward Indian Posts along the Line of Control in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir.
“Pakistani Army initiated indiscriminate firing of small arms, automatics and mortars today at 1115 hours on Indian Army posts along the Line of Control in Poonch sector,” defence spokesman here today said.
He said that the Indian Army posts strongly and effectively retaliated while the firing stopped at around 1330 hours.
On April 17, hundreds of border dwellers migrated to safer locations and camps as Pakistani Army shelled forward posts and villages in Nowshera Sector of Rajouri district.
On April 8, Pakistani troops violated the ceasefire along the LoC in Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir by resorting to firing on forward posts.
On April 5, ceasefire violation took place along the LoC in Poonch district.
On April 4, Pakistani Army fired mortar shells on Indian Army posts along the LoC in Bhimbher Gali sector of Rajouri district.
On April 3, Pakistani troops had shelled mortar bombs on forward posts in Balakote sector of Rajouri district.
In the second ceasefire violation on April 3, Pakistani troops had shelled Indian posts along the LoC in Digwar area in Poonch sector.
In the same area, a Junior Commissioned Officer (JCO), Naib Subedar S Sanayaima Som, was killed in improvise explosive device (IED) blast along the LoC in Poonch sector on April 1.
There were four violations of the ceasefire along the LoC in Poonch in March.