The Indian Army on Sunday destroyed 120 mm live mortar shell which was found in proximity of houses in Balakote village in Mendhar Sub-Division, which was used by Pakistan to target civilians on Saturday. Meanwhile, no loss of life or property has been reported. Pakistan Army has been targeting civilians through unprovoked ceasefire violations following the anti-India Kashmir propaganda flopping in the international forum. Recently, Pakistan has violated ceasefire in four locations in areas of Balakote, Mendhar, Mankote and Uri, targeting civilians of Jammu and Kashmir.
#WATCH Poonch: Army in a secluded place destroyed 120 mm live mortar shell which was found in proximity of houses in Balakote village in Mendhar Sub-Division on September 14. No loss of life or property reported. #JammuAndKashmir pic.twitter.com/J0bmRuo2eG
— ANI (@ANI) September 15, 2019
Ceasefire Violations on the rise
The Pakistani Army have resorted 2050 unprovoked ceasefire violations in 2019, which claimed lives of 20 Indians, the Ministry of External Affairs stated. “We have highlighted our concerns at ceasefire violations by Pakistan forces, including cross border terrorist infiltration, and targeting of Indian civilians and border posts,” the MEA said.
It also stated that “We’ve repeatedly called upon Pakistan to ask its forces to adhere to 2003 ceasefire understanding, maintain peace and tranquility along the Line of Control (LoC) and international border.” Likewise, it also said Indian forces exercise maximum restraint and respond to unprovoked violations and attempts at cross border terrorist infiltration.