Pakistan Violates Ceasefire Along International Border In J&K


New Delhi: An official stated that Pakistani Rangers breached a ceasefire on Tuesday morning when they opened fire on Border Security Force (BSF) personnel near the International Border in Jammu and Kashmir, news agency PTI reported.

According to the official, the BSF responded “appropriately” to the shooting in Jammu’s Arnia area.

ALSO READ | Delhi Excise Policy Case: ED Conducts Raids At Multiple Sites In Delhi, UP & Other States

“This morning, the alert BSF Jammu troops gave a befitting reply to the unprovoked firing by Pakistan Rangers on a BSF patrolling party,” BSF Deputy Inspector General S P S Sandhu was quoted by PTI in its report. 

According to the BSF Jammu public relations officer, there were no casualties on the Indian side, ANI reported.

ALSO READ | Lucknow Hotel Fire: Three Owners, General Manager Booked Over Blaze That Claimed Four Lives

In February 2020, India and Pakistan agreed to extend the truce along their borders in Jammu and Kashmir.

The agreement is still in effect, despite a few infractions, much to the relief of border communities and farmers who have resumed cultivating along the Line of Control and the International Border.

ALSO READ | Bengaluru Rains: CM Bommai Blames Waterlogging On Previous Congress Govts

The Indian Army stated earlier this year that the ceasefire has been in effect from February 25, 2021, with no exchange of fire between the two forces till February of this year.

(With Inputs From ANI & PTI)