The armies of India and Pakistan are trading fire for the fourth consecutive day along the Line of Control (LoC) in Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir. The Pakistan according to available reports had fired unproved firing on Saturday targeting Indian posts and in retaliation, the forward Indian posts have responded appropriately to the firing from across the border.
The areas which were targeted by the Pakistan army include Lam and Jhanger areas of Nowshera. Fot the past few months, the Pakistani troops have been targeting residential areas and Indian posts in Sunderbani, Nowshera and Khour, Manjakote, Niaka Panjgrian, Lambi Bari and Balakote sectors of Poonch, Rajouri and Jammu districts with mortar shelling and heavy firing , forcing the Indian Army to retaliate effectively.
As per reports, the Pakistan has violated the ceasefire agreement along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir as many as 400 times since January 1 this year.
In 2017, a total of 860 instances of ceasefire violations by Pakistan occurred in which 15 Army personnel lost their lives while 58 were injured. Also, four Border Security Force (BSF) personnel were killed and 14 were injured, according to the information provided by the government to the upper House.
Besides, 33 infiltration bids were foiled by the army while 131 terrorist-related incidents happened last year.In these cases, 14 Armymen, two BSF men, 40 civilians and 31 Jammu and Kashmir Police personnel lost their lives while 46 Army personnel, two BSF men, 99 civilians and 85 state police personnel were injured.