Pakistan violates ceasefire along LoC, fires mortal shells on forward post in J&K's Nowshera sector

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 27 December 2017, 10:53 AM
Indian security forces - File Photo
Indian security forces - File Photo

Pakistan forces on Wednesday violated the ceasefire along the Line of Control (LoC) in Nowshera sector of Rajouri. The incident comes two days after three of its soldiers were killed by Indian Army commandos in a cross border operation.

As per reports, Pakistani troops resorted to mortar shelling and small arms fire on forward Indian positions in Khori Baba area in Nowshera. The Indian Army has retaliated effectively, officials said.

On Monday evening a group of five ‘Ghatak’ commandos crossed the Line of Control and killed Pakistani soldiers 200-300 metres inside the Pakistan occupied territory.

Pakistan acknowledged the death of its three soldiers in the Indian action in a weekly telephone call between the two Military Operations Directorate on Tuesday.

The operation began around 6 pm and the team returned to their camp within 45 minutes with no injuries. A temporary post of the Pakistan army was smashed in the strike. The post was under extensive surveillance much before the operation was carried out, the sources said.

The LoC has been highly active this year, with 820 ceasefire violations so far, compared to 228 in 2016 and 152 in 2015. The Army has lost 14 soldiers in ceasefire violations on the LoC this year.

First Published: Wednesday, December 27, 2017 10:43 AM
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