Jammu and Kashmir: Ceasefire violation by Pakistan, Civilian injured, Indian Army retaliating

By Rajan Nath -- July 20, 2019 1:07 pm -- Updated:Feb 15, 2021

Jammu and Kashmir: Pakistan yet again violated ceasefire by mortar shelling along Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch and Rajouri districts, on Saturday. A civilian has been injured in a ceasefire violation by Pakistan. Meanwhile, Defence ministry spokesperson Lt Colonel Devender Anand said that Pakistan violated the ceasefire in the morning at around 9 AM.

He said that the Pakistani troops initiated the ceasefire by firing small arms and shelling with mortars along with the LoC in Mendhar Sector of Poonch District in Jammu and Kashmir. Adding on, he said that the Indian Army retaliated to the ceasefire.

Also Read: Four injured in Pakistani shelling on LoC in Poonch

The incident comes on the day when the Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh is on a visit to Jammu and Kashmir to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Kargil Vijay Diwas. Meanwhile, the unprovoked firing by Pakistani militants was underway in Nowshera sector of Jammu and Kashmir as well, however, no injuries have been reported from there.

Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh paid tribute at Kargil War Memorial in Drass, earlier on Saturday. Likewise, Army Chief General Bipin Rawat was also present with him.

-PTC News

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