Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Army lodges protest over ceasefire violations

From Zee News
October 24, 2011
Jammu: The Army has lodged a strong protest with their Pakistan counterparts over ceasefire violations, when Indian Forward Posts along LoC in Poonch sector were targeted by Light Machine guns (LMG) firing on late Saturday night. 

"We have lodged a protest with Pakistan Army over the ceasefire violations and firing on Indian posts in Poonch through hotline contact," a senior Army officer said here on Monday.

The Pakistani troops had violated India-Pak border ceasefire along LoC and targeted two Indian posts - Kranti-1 and Kranti-2 - with LMG fire in Krishnagati in Poonch sector along LoC on the night of October 22. 

The troops from its post Daku and Yellow Bump had fired on the posts for one and half hours, drawing retaliation from Indian Army. 

This incident of firing took place after Indian troops guarding the borderline detected movement of suspected elements during an infiltration bid. It was the second ceasefire violation by Pakistani troops in about 30 days. 

Earlier on September 20, indiscriminate firing started near the BSF post in Jammu after Pakistan violated ceasefire in Samba sector. At least one BSF sub-inspector was killed and a civilian injured in the firing. 


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