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Pak rangers pounded over one dozen BOPs along IB in Jammu frontier

Heavy exchange of firing  between BSF and Pak rangers was reported from across one dozen border outposts along the International border in Jammu frontier late sunday evening forcing the border residents in the direct line of fire to shift to safer places. According to official sources, Pak rangers violated the ceasefire agreement at least five times in different sectors along the IB triggering fresh wave of panic in the border areas. Unconfirmed reports claimed large number of local villagers in Samba sector shifted to safer places in the wake of heavy exchange of fire in different sectors of Samba, Arnia, RS Pura, Pargwal and Hiranagar. According to BSF sources, the ceasefire violations were reported in Pargwal, Hiranagar, Abdullain area of …

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200 villagers shifted to safer places in Samba fearing fresh escalation

Fearing fresh escalation of tension between the two neighboring countries at least 200 members of Suchetgarh village in Samba district saturday evening decided to shift to safer places. The shifting of border villages was necessitated following reports of fresh flare up of tension in the area. The families were advised by the BSF jawans to shift to safer locations in time before it is too late.  The majority of families, however, decided to leave behind one male member of their family to look after the live stock and their valuables and houses.  According to official sources the villagers were camping in the community hall in Samba while about 100 people were staying with their relatives in and around Samba.

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Pak provokes India by targetting 25 border posts across IB

Despite facing uncertain future Pakistan is bent upon provoking Indian reaction by escalating the border tension even along the International border in Jammu and kashmir. On Friday night Pak rangers, for the first time in last 10 years, targeted at least 25 border posts in Kathua, Samba, Hiranagar, RS Pura, Pargwal sectors in the biggest ever ceasefire violation.  The firing which started around 7.00 p.m continued till 4.00 a.m in the wee hours and Pak rangers used automatic weapons and mortars to target the Indian posts. The Pak rangers also targeted the forward Indian villages during the night while exchanging intense fire with BSF in RS Pura, Pargwal, Hiranagar and Samba sectors   The BSF claimed the Pak rangers were …

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Ceasefire Violations: Public patience running thin, Cong MP says enough is enough

Madan Lal Jammu

Public anger is brewing against the repeated incidents of ceasefire violations from across the border by Pakistan. On Thursday when four villagers including three children were injured in Najwal area of Pargwal in Akhnoor sector Congress MP Madan Lal Sharma along with senior officers visited the GMC hospital and expressed serious concern over the repeated incidents of ceasefire violations. Interacting with the media persons in the hospital premises Madan Lal Shama  said, “enough is enough — India should give a befitting reply to Pakistan.” He said when Pakistan is not willing to listen and mend its ways India should give it a strong reply in the same language which it understands. He said every 10 years Pakistan create circumstances and …

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Pakistan nearing 50 ceasefire violations in last one month

Boy injured in Pak firing

A minor boy was critically injured in the ‘unprovoked’ firing from across the line of control on Tuesday while a house in village Shahpur was partially damage spreading panic in the area. The total number of ceasefire violations in the last one month is nearing 50 in Poonch district. Overall the figure has crossed record 100 mark ever since the ceasefire agreement was signed in November 2003 between India and Pakistan. According to reports, in the seven hour long firing in the forward area livestock of local villagers bore the maximum brunt of firing while villagers panicked and took shelter in the safer places for most part of the day. According to local reports, the firing started around 9.30 a.m …

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Pak violated ceasefire on more than 400 times in last one decade since Nov 2003

In the last one decade ever since the ceasefire agreement was signed between India and Pakistan on November 26, 2003 the Pak army has spent over one year time in violating it. According to official sources the ceasefire agreement has been breached on more than 400 occasions since November 2003 till date. Official sources said  after November 2003  the first ceasefire violation took place on January 18, 2005 in Poonch sector. Two days after another ceasefire violation was reported and since then the violations have recorded an upward trend. The highest number of  93 ceasefire violations in a calender year were reported in 2012. This year already more than 85 ceasefire violations have been reported so far, official sources said. …

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We are responding strongly in response to the unprovoked firing by Pakistan across LoC: GOC 16 Corps

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General Officer in Command (GOC) 16 corps Lt-Gen DS Hooda Friday said the Indian troops are responding strongly and effectively in response to the unprovoked firing from across the line of control. Interacting with media on the sidelines of a function at the office of Chamber of Commerce in Jammu on Friday evening Lt Gen DS Hooda told reporters, “the  Indian army is strongly responding along the line of control and not allowing anyone to disturb the counter infiltration grid.”   He also said,”We are also trying to keep the heads of the enemy soldiers down so that they cannot  target the civilian population in the forward areas”.     “The officers and jawans know exactly what to do.The troops …

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Pak BAT team butchers 5 Indian Soldiers in Poonch, Antony still in Denial Mode

5 Indian Soldiers martyred,Poonch

On a day when victims of Hiroshima Nuclear bombing were being paid homages and remembered by their loved ones on the occasion of 68 th anniversary of the attack tensions escalated between two more nuclear neighbors in the Indian sub continent with the killing of five Indian soldiers near the line of control  by the Border Action Team of Pak army in Gulpur area of Poonch. According to reports, the Border Action Team(BAT) of the Pakistani army early Tuesday morning breached the line of control and ambushed area domination patrol of the Indian army killing five soldiers and injuring another in Gulpur area of Poonch near Sarla post. The attack is sure to escalate tensions in the area and derail …

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Pak troops violate Ceasefire again, fired at Indian Soldiers

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Pakistani troops on Monday fired at Indian soldiers while they were trying to rescue two porters who were wounded in twin blasts along the LoC in Poonch district. The blasts occurred when some porters were carrying supplies from one army post to another in Sabzian-Mandi belt along the LoC at around 8 am, an army officer said. When soldiers rushed to the scene to rescue the injured porters, Pakistani troops fired on them, he said.   “Our troops managed to shift one of the two porters to a nearby hospital while the other one is still lying there,” the officer said. Indian Jawans also fired back, he said adding the intermittent firing from across the border was still on. Last …

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BSF warns against Fresh Infiltration Bids across IB/LoC

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A senior BSF officer of the Jammu frontier has warned against fresh infiltration bids from across the Line of Control and International border in the coming days while giving an assurance that the BSF along with the Indian army is maintaining a high alert and taking all possible precautions to prevent any infiltration. According to DIG BSF Narinder Singh Jamwal, “the militants are desperate to infiltrate inside the Indian territory with the sole objective of attacking Indian security forces.” He said when these infiltrators try to infiltrate inside the Indian territory they adopt multi pronged strategy and their attempt is to target the Indian forces or negotiate the barbed wire fence. Giving details of the recent exchange of fire in …

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