Thrice in 24 hours: India violates ceasefire in Kashmir

The firing started at 8:50pm and targeted Pakistan army posts at Nanga Topa and Paanama.

Web Desk August 12, 2013
A Pakistani border check post along the Line of Control in Kashmri can bee seen in the distance with the Pakistani flag flying high. PHOTO: AFP/FILE

In the third instance of ceasefire violation in 24 hours, the Indian army resorted to unprovoked firing once again in the Nakial Sector of Azad Kashmir, reports Express News.

Sources within the army said that the firing, which started at 8:50pm local time, targeted Pakistan army posts at Nanga Topa and one other location along the LoC.

The Pakistan army responded with prompt and effective action against the firing.

Earlier today, the Indian army had triggered an exchange of fire from both sides of the Line of Control (LoC) after violating ceasefire on two occasions, first near Sialkot and then near Kotli in the Nakial sector.

“Indian forces resorted to unprovoked firing on Pakistani posts along the working boundary in Punjab and the LoC on Sunday,” said Foreign Office spokesperson Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry. “Pakistani troops responded with restraint and responsibility,” he added.

Talking to The Express Tribune, Aizaz stressed the importance of maintaining the ceasefire along the LoC. “The prime minister of Pakistan has stressed the need to optimally use and strengthen existing political and military channels to defuse tensions and establish peace,” he said.

“Pakistan wishes for durable peace in the region to create an environment conducive to economic development for the well being of the people,” he added.


victor | 9 years ago | Reply

i think india must hit back as strong as possible

human | 9 years ago | Reply

both india and pakistan have similar views on these violations.just replace pakistan by india and vice versa in thier comments and you will have others comment.i'm not revealing my nationality here only because this will only lead to people not believing in me. whoever violates the ceasefire first,there are still some truths all indians and pakistanis have to believe in. 1.pakistan denied to take bodies of there soldiers during kargil war. 2.india is less afected by terrorism than pak needs to be more worried about them. 3.pakistan govt is more aggresive and is better in taking decisions.

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