Indian Army Retaliates After Pakistan Violates Ceasefire Along LoC In J&K’s Rajouri District

Indian Army Retaliates After Pakistan Violates Ceasefire Along LoC In J&K’s Rajouri DistrictCeasefire violation. (representative image) (PTI)

Pakistan Army on Friday (24 April) violated the ceasefire on the Line of Control (LoC) in J&K's Rajouri district.

Colonel Devender Anand, defence ministry spokesman said: "At about 11.30 a.m. today Pakistan initiated unprovoked ceasefire violation by firing with small arms and shelling with mortars on the LoC in Nowshera sector. Indian army is retaliating befittingly."

Pakistan has been frequently violating the ceasefire on the LoC in Poonch and Rajouri districts during the last fortnight. Pakistan Army has been resorting to unprovoked, indiscriminate shelling of defence and civilian facilities near the LoC in these districts.

Assisted by the army's bomb disposal squads, authorities have been clearing unexploded mortar shells that landed well inside the Indian territory.

Earlier on Tuesday (21 April), Pakistan violated the ceasefire by resorting to unprovoked firing along the LoC in Kerni sector of the Poonch district in J&K. Later in the day, Pakistani troops violated the ceasefire for the second time along the LoC in Kerni and Qasba sectors of the Poonch district.

(With inputs from IANS)