×
E-PAPER ▾

E-paper

Nation

J&K: Jawan hurt in truce violation, schools stay shut

| | Jammu

In a fresh incident of ceasefire violation reported along the Line of Control in frontier Poonch district, one Army jawan received injuries while schools remained closed in the forward areas to ensure safety of children on Friday.

Due to intense firing in the forward areas several villages remained on their tenterhooks as Pakistan Army targeted civilian areas. In response the Indian Army retaliated strongly to silence the Pak guns.

For last three days intermittent firing at regular intervals is going on across different pockets along the Line of Control. The presence of small groups of infiltrators  attempting to cross the Line of Control cannot be ruled out taking advantage of heavy cover fire provided by the Pak Army.

Following fresh exchange of firing in the forward areas the local residents in the area are a worried lot.

"We cannot afford to stay away from our homes for a long time due to chilly weather conditions in the forward areas" local residents claimed. The local administration is trying its level best to pool its resources to start construction work of bunkers to ensure safety of local residents.

Security agencies too are apprehensive as they are expecting infiltrators to shift to plain areas and pockets of line of control south of Pir Panjal which mostly remains unaffected by the heavy —moderate snowfall. During coming peak winter months infiltrators try and use traditional routes of infiltration in the region as their handlers are well versed with infiltration routes.

Defence PRO in Jammu said. “Pakistan Army initiated unprovoked and indiscriminate firing of small arms, automatics and mortars from 0745 hours in Poonch sector along the Line of Control (LoC)”. "Indian Army retaliated strongly and effectively", he said.

 
 
 
 
 

TOP STORIES

Sunday Edition

View All

N Korea blames US for tensions in rare UN talks

10 Dec 2017 | AFP | Seoul

North Korea blamed US "nuclear blackmail" for soaring tensions over its weapons programme in rare meetings with a senior UN official, but agreed to regular communication with the organisation, state media said today. Jeffrey Feltman arrived in Beijing today after wrapping up a five-day visit to Pyongyang aimed at defusing the crisis, just a week after North Korea said it test-fired a new ballistic missile capable of reaching the United States...

Read More

STATE EDITIONS

View All

Cong to hold yatra against Govt policy

13 Dec 2017 | PNS | Ranchi

The Congress will organise a yatra covering all the 11 districts where the party feels that the employment rights of the locals have been compromised with. The protest is also against the said promise reportedly made by Chief Minister Raghubar Das to amend the decision allowing outsiders into Government jobs in certain part of the State...

Read More

Page generated in 0.4208 seconds.