J&K: Pak violates ceasefire in Nowshera

Jammu and Kashmir: The Pakistan Army on Sunday at around 4:40 pm resorted to an unprovoked and indiscriminate firing at Nowshera in Jammu and Kashmir.

The Pak army used small arms, automatics weapons and mortars in the Nowshera sector along the Line of Control (LoC).

Indian army is retaliating effectively.

Earlier in the day, the Indian Army hit out at the Pakistan Army by calling it ‘coward and unprofessional’.

Addressing a press conference, Brigadier YS Ahlawat of 12th Indian Infantry Brigade said,”Since February 19, Pakistan Army has been continuously carrying out ceasefire violations along the LoC in Uri sector. Displaying extreme cowardice and unprofessionalism, it has been targeting innocent villagers and causing damage to their houses through mortar shelling.”

Brigadier Ahlawat further said that the Indian Army has been giving a befitting reply by retaliating to the incessant firing from the other side of the border.

India and Pakistan, in January 2003, agreed to a formal ceasefire along the International Border, the Line of Control and the Actual Ground Position Line in Jammu and Kashmir. But unprovoked firing and shelling from Pakistani posts have become recurrent over the last few weeks.

The recent spate of ceasefire violation incidents has left four security personnel killed and dozens of civilians injured in Rajouri, Baramullah, Kathua, Kupwara and the Valley. (ANI)