Pakistani Rangers violated the ceasefire along the international border on Monday morning. Representative image
The Pakistani Army initiated unprovoked firing of mortar shells along the international border on Monday morning, in a fresh case of ceasefire
violation at the border. At around 7 am in the morning, mortar shells were fired at Border Security Force
(BSF) outposts in Jammu and Kashmir's Arnia sector.
The firing was retaliated to effectively by the BSF
though no damage or casualty has been reported.
A few hours ago, late on Sunday night, Pakistani Rangers resorted to cross-border firing in Jammu and Samba districts, hours after the Pakistani troops ''pleaded" with the BSF
to stop the firing of heavy artillery during the day, which resulted in the death of one Pakistani trooper, said a BSF
Here are the top updates on the ceasefire violations in Jammu and Kashmir:
The mortar firing from across the border started around 7 am and was still continuing when last reports were received, a senior BSF
official told news agencies.
retaliated appropriately. No casualty was reported on the Indian side.
also released a 19-second thermal-imagery video which showed the destruction of Pakistani posts across the border while retaliating against the unprovoked firing and shelling along the international border.
Pakistani Rangers had recently violated the ceasefire
on Friday along the Line of Control (LoC) in RS Pura, Bishnah and Arnia sectors of Jammu and Kashmir.
The firing came ahead of the prime minister's visit to the state.
5) BSF jawan killed in cross-border firing:
Last week on Friday, one BSF
jawan was killed in an incident of cross-border firing along the international border. 28-year-old constable Sitaram Upadhyay of 192 Battalion was critically injured at Jabowal BoP around 01:30 am and died on way to GMC Hospital in Jammu. Upadhyay hailed from Giridih in Jharkhand and joined the force in 2011. He is survived by a three-year-old son and a one-year-old daughter.
6) Four civilians killed:
Four civilians had lost their lives and 11 others were left injured in the firing that took place on Friday. The firing increased in the wake of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's day-long visit to Jammu and Kashmir
has lost two of its troopers in the latest round of unprovoked firing along the IB in Jammu over the last few days.
7) Ceasefire in Ramadan:
The central government on Wednesday ordered the security forces in Jammu and Kashmir
not to carry out any operations during the holy month of Ramadan. The decision came after the chief minister of the state Mehbooba Mufti had urged for a ceasefire
in the state ahead of the holy month of Ramadan.