In an unprecedented incident, Pakistan once again violated ceasefire on Thursday afternoon and targeted the Indian Army bases at Krishna Ghati sector and Khari Karmara district, in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch district along the Line of Control (LoC).
Reportedly, Indian army soldiers retaliated effectively to the attack. Sources have further stated that no casualties have been reported from the site.
This incident has come into the light, only two days after an explosion was reported near an army base camp in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch area, along the Line of Control (LoC). However, no visible damage was investigated from the site and the sources also stated that no casualties were reported after the explosion. But, the intensity of the blast was not ascertained by the Indian Army officials. They took all the necessary precautions to ensure safety in the Poonch area. Later, all the educational institutions were shut down in the area, as it was later reported that Pakistan violated ceasefire.
Following the attack on October 23, SSP, Poonch, Rajiv Pandey gave a statement to news agency ANI, stating that, a shell landed from across the border, causing damage to the shed. Because of the attack, there was fire and subsequent smoke in the region. He further stated that investigation was being carried near the explosion site and the Indian Army soldiers were trying to ascertain the nature of the blast.
This is not the first time when Pakistan has violated India's sovereignty and territorial integrity. Earlier on September 30, a Pakistan Army chopper violated India's airspace, when it entered into Gulpur sector in Poonch district. The helicopter crossed the LoC after which the Indian army fired at it. While it managed to escape, the Indian Army retaliated again and foiled its attempt to enter the territory.
On the same day, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh had called for a review meeting in Srinagar's Sher-i-Kashmir International Conference Centre to interact with the political leaders and discuss the security situation, prevailing in Jammu and Kashmir.