On Sunday, once again Pakistan has violated ceasefire across LoC and a BSF official died in firing from Pakistani forces along the in Jammu and Kashmir’s Rajouri sector, just two days back only directors general of the two forces met in national capital and agreed to uphold the sanctity of the ceasefire.
The deceased soldier was identified as assistant sub-inspector Sohan Lal. When Lal was patrolling a post a mortar shell fired from the Pakistani side hit him. Although the LoC is manned by the Indian Army, sometimes BSF men are deployed in some areas.
Early in the morning, sources said Pakistani troops also opened fire in Samba district along the International Border (IB).
“Pakistan rangers fired three rounds early (Sunday) morning using small weapons. The fire was aimed at a forward border outpost in Samba,” a BSF official said. He, however, added the BSF did not retaliate.
Jammu and Kashmir in recent weeks have witnessed an increase in ceasefire violations that coincided with a downturn in ties between Pakistan and India. Talks that were planned between the national security advisers of the two countries collapsed in August amid diplomatic acrimony.
The neighbouring country violated the ceasefire 192 times along the International Border in J&K till July 26, according to government records presently told in Lok Sabha.