After a lull of several weeks, Pakistan army, this morning, once again resorted to “unprovoked” ceasefire violation along the Line of Control in the Nowshera sector in the Rajouri district but was given a befitting response by the Indian side. A soldier of the Indian army was however injured in the cease-fire violation and was evacuated to the hospital where he is undergoing treatment.
“Today morning Pakistan army resorted to Ceasefire violation in Nowshera sector at about 10:30 hours. The enemy opened up small arms fire leading to injury to one soldier. The injured is out of danger and has been evacuated to command hospital Udhampur” Jammu based spokesman of the ministry of defense Lt Col Devendra Anand told Republic. A senior army officer told Republic that the Indian side also retaliated to the Pakistani fire effectively and Pakistan army was given a “befitting response”.
The recent inputs that the security agencies have received are that all the launch pads along the line of control in the Pakistani side have been reactivated by the Pakistani army and they are desperate to push in trained terrorists into the Indian side.
“They (Pakistani) side is desperate because it is not succeeding the way it wants too, to push in trained terrorists into our side, the army is maintaining a tight vigil along the line of control and due to their frustration they resort to the ceasefire violation”, the officer said.
He said that a large number of activities has been noticed on the other side of the line of control, but security forces are in command of the situation. He said that after India retaliated effectively to the Pakistani fire, the guns on the other side have stopped. Pakistan army continues to aid and abet terrorism in the state of Jammu and Kashmir by all means. The three terrorists killed during Jhajjar Kotli encounter were also Pakistani and were also carrying a large number of arms and ammunition with them.
“This proves that Pakistan continues to send in terrorists into the state of Jammu and Kashmir, but our message is clear as my army chief, just a few days ago, had said that you keep on sending them and we will ensure that they are buried several feet beneath the earth” General Officer in Command of the Uniform Force, Major General Arvind Bhatia told reporters soon after the Jhajjar Kotli finished.
The army says that their anti-infiltration grid along the line of control is robust and they will continue to foil any infiltration attempt from the other side.“We have been regularly foiling the infiltration attempts from the other side and a large number of terrorists are being gunned down by alert soldiers. Our anti-infiltration grid is in place and we will keep on foiling the nefarious designs of the enemy” an army officer said.