Pak Targeting Indian Posts and Civilian Areas, Says Indian Army
The Indian Army said it has only targeted terrorist infrastructure, away from civilian areas.
In a statement issued on Wednesday, 6 March, the Indian Army said that in the past 24 hours, the Pakistan Army has resorted to to “intense and unprovoked” firing, targeting Indian posts and civilian areas with bombs and heavy artillery guns.
The statement added, “All actions taken by our defence forces are targeted towards counter terrorism and terrorist infrastructure, away from civilian areas, to avoid civilian casualties.”
However, it also pointed out that there has been no casualty on the Indian side and stated that the overall situation along the Line of Control remains “relatively calm”.
Pak Targeted Indian Posts and Villages
The Pakistan Army on Wednesday targeted dozens of forward posts and villages with artillery guns along the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir’s Rajouri and Poonch districts, PTI quoted officials as saying.
The intense shelling and firing from across the border continued throughout the night in Sunderbani sector of Rajouri district, while it started in Krishna Ghati sector of Poonch in the early hours of Wednesday.
Officials said the Indian Army retaliated strongly and effectively, and the exchange of heavy fire caused panic among the border residents.
However, no casualty has been reported on the Indian side.
Cross-Border Firing in Nowshera a Day Before
Pakistan also resorted to cross-border firing at Nowshera and Sunderbani in Rajouri and Krishna Ghati in Poonch on Tuesday, 5 March.
While the cross-border skirmishes lasted for over three hours in Nowshera sector, which left a soldier injured, the firing in Krishna Ghati took place from 6 pm to 8:15 pm, reported PTI.
Firing in Sunderbani sector started at 8:30 pm on Tuesday and ended around 4:30 am on Wednesday, the officials said.
Minutes later, they said, firing began in Krishna Ghati sector and was underway between the two sides when last reports were received.
There has been a spurt in ceasefire violations by Pakistan after India's preemptive air strike on a Jaish-e-Mohammad terror camp in Balakot on 26 February following the 14 February suicide bombing in Pulwama.
(With inputs from PTI)
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