JAMMU, Oct 23 � Pakistan Rangers violated ceasefire several times and resorted to firing on border outposts (BoP) along the International Border in Samba, Kathua and Jammu districts, on a day when Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Jammu and Kashmir today.
Modi visited Siachen Glacier and spent Diwali with troops posted there and later flew to Srinagar, which is recovering from devastating floods.
�Pakistan Rangers resorted to small-arms firing at a few BoPs along international border in Arnia sectors in Jammu district at 11:20, 11:25 and 11:40 hours today,� a BSF spokesman said here.
Earlier in the morning, Pakistani troops fired on forward posts along international border in Ramgarh sector of Samba district, he said, adding that in early hours too, Pak Rangers fired on posts from Hiranagar sector of Kathua district. �BSF troops guarding the border did not retaliate,� he said, adding, �There was no loss of life or injury to anyone in the firing.�
This is the third ceasefire violation since yesterday when Pakistani troops opened fire on the Narianpur BoP in Ramgarh sector at around 20:30 hours. The ceasefire violation yesterday came 72 hours after the last instance of firing from across the border by Pakistani troops on the night of October 19 in Pargwal sector of Jammu district.
The international border and LoC in Jammu region have witnessed heavy firing and mortar shelling by Pakistani troops since October 1 which have left ten persons dead and more than 95, including 13 security men, injured. Around 30,000 people have fled their border homes leaving 113 hamlets deserted along the international border. � PTI