Jammu: Pakistani Rangers violated the ceasefire and resorted to small arms firing on border out-posts (BoPs) along the international border in Jammu district, prompting BSF to retaliate.
Pakistani Rangers resorted to small arms firing on two to three BoPs in Arnia sub-sector of Jammu district from 2100 hours, a senior BSF officer said today. BSF personnel guarding the borderline took positions and fired back resulting in exchange which continued till 0300 hours today, he said, adding that there was no loss of life or injury to anyone in the firing.
There have been half a dozen ceasefire violations by the Pakistani forces in the past over one week. On January 25, ahead of US President Barack Obama's visit to India, Pakistani Rangers resorted to small arms firing along the international border on Jugnu Chak BoP in Jammu.
On January 22, there was exchange of fire after BSF personnel on suspicion of (movement of) suspected persons, fired a few rounds and Pakistani posts also fired a few rounds after hearing sound in Regaal BoP area in Samba district.
On January 21, BSF foiled an infiltration bid in Arnia sub-sector. On January 20, Pakistani Rangers violated the ceasefire by resorting to firing by small arms on BoPs in Jammu district.
On January 13 and 12, there were small arms firing by Pakistani Rangers in Samba sector. Pakistan also resorted to firing of mortar shells and small arms along the international border in Hiranagar belt of Kathua district on January 11.
On January 6, there was ceasefire violation by Pakistani Rangers in Kathua district. In January, five persons, including four jawans and a woman, died in the Pakistani firing and shelling along the Indo-Pak border in Jammu and Kashmir. Over 10,000 people were also displaced due to the firing.