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India Hammers Pakistan At LoC, Spate Of Ceasefire Violations By Pak Get Befitting Response From Indian Army

Written By Monica Aggarwal | Mumbai | Published:

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  • The Indian Army has been giving a befitting reply to the recent unprovoked ceasefire violations by the Pakistan Army
  • On July 29, Indian Army foiled an infiltration attempt by Pakistan along the LoC in Machhil sector
  • Pakistan has violated the ceasefire in at least 9 sectors in the last few days

The Indian Army has been giving a befitting reply to the recent unprovoked ceasefire violations by the Pakistan Army along the Line of Control (LoC) targeting civilians in Jammu and Kashmir. Pakistan has been continuously violating ceasefire along the LoC at areas which are known infiltration routes, in a likely attempt to provide a way in to the terrorists to enter the Indian side.

As per sources, the depleting number of terrorists in the Kashmir Valley because of the multiple and effective cordon and search operations (CASO) launched by the Indian Army has affected the neighbouring country, which is why Pakistan has resorted to violation of ceasefire on the Indian side.

On July 29, Indian Army foiled an infiltration attempt by Pakistan along the LoC in Machhil sector of north Kashmir's Kupwara district. A day after that on July 30, another infiltration attempt was foiled in Baktur area of Gurez on LoC in north Kashmir’s Bandipora district. A gunfight broke out between security forces and terrorists in the area as per reports. 

Here's a list of sectors in Jammu and Kashmir where Pakistan carried out ceasefire violations in the past few days:

  1. Shahpur Kerni in Poonch
  2. Saujiyan in Poonch
  3. Mankote in Krishna Ghati sector of Poonch
  4. Keri Battal in Sunderbani
  5. Tangdhar in Kupwara
  6. Machhil in Kupwara
  7. Uri in Baramulla
  8. Gurez in Bandipora
  9. Nowshera in Rajouri

In a statement on July 30, the defence spokesperson said that Pakistan has been violating unprovoked ceasefire including calibre escalation (artillery fire) in Tangdhar sector since over 100 hours, adding that the Indian force retaliated strongly resulting in heavy casualties on Pakistan side. Earlier at around 12:30 am on Wednesday, Pakistani force once again violated ceasefire by firing of small arms and shelling with mortars along the Line of Control in Rajouri.

While there have been multiple casualties on the Pakistan side, Indian forces also lost officers and civilians also suffered injuries due to the ceasefire violation by the neighbouring country in Jammu and Kashmir. On Monday, three civilians were injured in Poonch when Pakistan violated ceasefire on the Indian side. Of the three injured, a 10-day-old baby lost his life in the hospital on Tuesday.

READ | Injured In Pakistan Firing, 10-day-old Baby Dies In Jammu And Kashmir's Poonch

Indian Army chief warns Pak

On July 25, as India commemorated 20 years of the Kargil war, Army Chief General Bipin Rawat gave a stern warning to Pakistan of not attempting Kargil-war-like misadventure again. He said that the Indian Armed Forces are much more powerful today than they were in 1999, assuring that the forces will not allow the Pakistani Army to succeed in any of its attempts ever in the future. 

General Bipin Rawat further advised Pakistan Army Chief Qamar Javed Bajwa to not attempt any such midaventure in the future.

"Today, we have got better surveillance devices, other than that we are sitting on those heights where they think they can come. We have ensured that they also better remain alert sitting opposite us. My warning to Pakistan is do not attempt such misadventures in the future, anywhere, anytime," he said. 

READ | Kargil Vijay Diwas | COAS Bipin Rawat: 'Army Will Complete Any Task, Only Need Support & Motivation'

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