'India will continue to give befitting reply to Pakistan'
Feb 07, 2018, 01:04
The fragile peace between nuclear-armed rivals India and Pakistan is under severe strain as their two armies continue to exchange missile, mortar and small arms fire across their disputed border in northern Kashmir state.
According to the foreign ministry, the unprovoked ceasefire violations by the Indian troops along the Line of Control (LoC) happened in Nezapir, Nikial and Karela sectors on Sunday.
The shelling across the LoC comes two days after Border Security Force personnel in Samba district foiled an infiltration bid from across the International Border.
Union Minister Giriraj Singh also targeted Pakistan for the ceasefire violations, saying, "have faith in the Indian Army".
Intelligence officials said India was capable of inflicting heavy damage on Pakistan.
Veeri further informed that ceasefire violation was also reported from Sunderbani where one BSF Jawan namely ASI Ajab Singh sustained injuries.
Highlighting the seriousness of the situation, officials said 860 ceasefire violations were recorded for the entire a year ago.
Tension between Pakistan and India intensified as Pakistan observed "Kashmir Solidarity Day" on Monday, pushing India to implement the United Nations resolutions on the decades-old dispute between the nuclear-armed neighbours.
"There have been ceasefire violations 2,474 times by Pakistan and China ever since this government came to power", he said.
The Army has indicated it would take retaliatory action. The Indian Army said it was responding appropriately. Official sources confirmed that there have been four fatal casualties on the Indian side in Bhimber Gali sector of Poonch district.
Also in Siachen glacier in northern Kashmir, Indian and Pakistani troops have fought intermittently since 1984.
There were as many as 860 ceasefire violations along the LoC and another 120 along the IB in 2017, the highest-ever such tally in over 15 years.
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