Pakistan has once again violated the ceasefire by resorting to unprovoked firing on forward posts and villages on the Indian side in Kathua district of Jammu and Kashmir. The Pakistani action met with a stronger retaliation from the Indian side.
Notably, the firing from across the border in Pansar, Manyari and Karol Krishna in Hiranagar sector started around 9.50 pm on Saturday. In return, the Border Security Force (BSF) retaliated in a string and effective manner.
BSF officials said cross-border firing between the two sides continued till 4.15 am on Sunday. There was no report of any casualty or damage on the Indian side, they added.
Frequent ceasefire violations by Pakistani soldiers over the last eight months have rendered lives miserable in border villages.
“The life is very difficult, and every night, we have to shift to underground bunkers due to Pakistani firing to save our lives,” Dharam Paul, a resident of Manyari village, said.
He said nearly a dozen houses in the village have been damaged in the firing and mortar shelling from Pakistan during the past two years.
“Pakistan has made our lives miserable,” Paul said. He alleged nobody was listening to the border residents, who were braving the mortar shelling and firing and still holding ground.
BSF shot down Pakistani drone
Meanwhile, BSF fired a few shots at a suspected drone, which was trying to enter into the Indian side from across the IB in Arnia sector of Jammu district on Saturday evening.
The officials said the drone-like object flying towards Indian territory was fired upon by the BSF, following which it immediately returned to the Pakistani side.
Security forces are maintaining high vigil along the border as Pakistan. Over the past few months, Pakistan is using drones to airdrop weapons and narcotics.
Notably, Pakistan, in the recent past, has violated ceasefire on multiple occasions. However, it met with stronger retaliation from the Indian side on every occasion.
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