close

News WrapGet Handpicked Stories from our editors directly to your mailbox

J&K: Pakistan violates ceasefire along LoC in Nowshera sector; no casualties

File photo. Photograph:( Zee News Network )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, india Jul 06, 2019, 06.02 PM (IST)

Pakistan violated ceasefire along the Line of Control (LoC) in Nowshera sector in Rajouri district, news agency ANI reported.

According to the report, the Indian Army is retaliating effectively.

No casualties or injuries have been reported so far.

More details are awaited. 

On July 1 Defence Minister Rajnath Singh informed Rajya Sabha that Pakistan has violated the ceasefire 1,248 times along the LoC in the last six months.

Rajnath Singh said this while replying to a question by BJP leader Vijay Pal Singh Tomar. He also informed that four Army jawans have been killed in these ceasefire violations (CFVs) by Pakistan.

In the month of March, 267 ceasefire violations took place. In the same month, a total of three Army jawans were killed. Another jawan was killed in the month of January.

The first three months of the year saw a spike in ceasefire violations. However, during the next three months, the number of ceasefire violations dropped.

Giving details of the CFVs, the minister said - 203 ceasefire violations took place in January, 215 in February, 267 in March, 234 in April, 221 in May and 108 in June.