Indian Army jawan killed, officer amongst two injured in Pakistan ceasefire violation alongside LoC in Jammu and Kashmir`s Rajouri


An Indian Army jawan was martyred and two others, together with an officer, had been injured on Tuesday when Pakistani troops violated ceasefire alongside the Line of Control (LoC) in Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir. Earlier, officers had mentioned that three Army personnel together with an officer had been injured in Pakistani firing.

In the afternoon hours, the Pakistani Army initiated unprovoked ceasefire violation by firing with small arms and intense shelling with mortars alongside LoC in Sunderbani sector of the district. The Indian Army retaliated befittingly. The officer, together with one other soldier, is present process remedy on the army hospital, sources advised information company PTI.

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The Centre on September 14 had mentioned that there have been 3,186 incidents of ceasefire violations alongside the LoC in Jammu area on this 12 months (from January 1 to September 7). In addition, 242 incidents of cross-border firing have occurred alongside Indo-Pak International Border in Jammu area on this 12 months (January 1 to August 31).

There have been eight deadly casualties and two non-fatal casualties of Army personnel in Jammu and Kashmir on this 12 months (until September 7, 2020).  In addition, there have been 5 non-fatal casualties of Border Security Force (BSF) personnel occurred alongside International Border and Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir.

Appropriate retaliation to the ceasefire violations, as required, has been carried out by Indian Army and the BSF. In addition, all of the circumstances of ceasefire violations are taken up with Pakistan authorities by the established mechanisms of hotlines, flag conferences,  Directorate General of Military Operations talks in addition to diplomatic channels between the 2 international locations.

Minister of State for Defence Shripad Naik mentioned, replying to a query within the Rajya Sabha had mentioned, “”Appropriate retaliation to the ceasefire violations, as required, has been carried out by Indian Army/BSF.”

Notwithstanding the coronavirus pandemic within the area, Pakistan has been resorting to unprovoked ceasefire violations alongside the LoC and making concerted efforts to push terrorists into Kashmir. The Pakistani hostilities elevated after India introduced its choice to withdraw the particular standing of Jammu and Kashmir and bifurcate the state into two union territories in August 2019. The Pakistan Army resorts to frame shelling as a canopy to assist Pakistan-based terrorists infiltrate into Kashmir, in keeping with Army officers.