Union minister Jitendra Singh today said the Army is giving a befitting reply, which was unseen in last several decades, to Pakistan's ceasefire violations along the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri district.
Mehta said Pakistani troops began firing weapons from small arms to mortars in the Nowshera sector of Kashmir, prompting a retaliation by Indian forces. He said Indian Army posts along the border retaliated strongly.
"Any misadventure by Indian Army across Line of Control will be a miscalculation, shall be responded with full force and could lead to unintended consequences.", it added.
J&K: Ceasefire violation by Pakistan in Nowshera sector of Rajouri, heavy mortar shelling. In the unprovoked firing by Pakistani troops, two civilians had lost their lives and one was severely injured.
The Director General urged the Indian side to respect the 2003 Ceasefire Understanding; investigate this and other incidents of ceasefire violations and instruct the Indian forces to respect the ceasefire, in letter and spirit and maintain peace on the LoC. Two Pakistani soldiers have been injured in the recent attacks. "We are hopeful that the Government will not only take a strong action but the worldwide community will also favour India in declaring Pakistan a terror state." said one of the protestors to ANI. The schools since many days in the border areas have been closed and this will have serious implications on the studies of the students, he said.
"Six ambulances have been pressed into action for shifting of injured and treatment", Choudhary said. Dr. Choudhary said the shelling hampered rescue operations as the road to Jhangar came under repeated heavy fire.
Meanwhile, authorities have ordered immediate closure of all educational institutions in the border belts of Rajouri district due to the ongoing firing and shelling along the Line of Control.
A BSF jawan suffered minor injuries yesterday when Pakistani Rangers violated ceasefire along the International Border and fired few bullets, warning the Indian troops working ahead of fence with a tractor in Arnia area in Jammu district.