Last year’s total figure of 228 ceasefire violations was crossed this year in July, underlining the frequency with which Pakistan has engaged in unprovoked firing. Photograph: (Zee News Network)
Pakistan troops opened fire on Indian troops for the second time within hours in Poonch’s Digwar sector along the line of control(LoC) on Thursday night.
Earlier on Wednesday, Pakistan troops had violated ceasefire in Digwar sector in Nakarkote village in Poonch. Indian troops had retaliated with no reports of any casualties.
Pakistan border troops have been firing at Indian soldiers along the LoC since Monday in the Digwar sector.
Monday's ceasefire violation had led the death of three people including a 10-year-old boy, a teenage girl and another child.
On the same day, a terrorist was killed as security forces foiled an infiltration bid in the J&K's Keran sector.
On Tuesday, three Jaish-E-Mohammed (JeM) terrorists had entered into a Border Security camp (BSF) camp in Srinagar and killed one soldier.
A nine-hour gunbattle resulted in all three Jaish terrorists being killed but authorities suspect there is still another JeM cadre - the fourth terrorist- roaming free in the Valley, plotting another fidayeen attack.
A total of 228 ceasefire violations occurred in 2016 along the Line of Control in Jammu & Kashmir, an area which is under the operational control of the Indian Army.
This year, till October 3, the number of such violations had already more than doubled to 503.
That translates roughly to around 56 violations a month on average, or almost two a day.
In fact, last year’s total figure of 228 ceasefire violations was crossed this year in July itself, underlining the frequency with which Pakistan has engaged in unprovoked firing in violation of the 2003 Ceasefire Understanding between it and India.