Pakistan Army violates ceasefire yet again in Manjakote sector

Andrew Cummings
July 17, 2017

On July 12, two soldiers were killed after Pakistan violated ceasefire in Kupwara sector.

Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif has strongly condemned Indian forces' firing on Pakistan Army jeep resulting in drowning and martyrdom of four army personnel, Radio Pakistan reported. After each clash between the Indian and Pakistani troops, the two sides blamed each other for initiating the firing. Intermittent exchanges were continuing when last reports came in.

The soldier has been indentfied as Naik Muddasar Ahmed, belonging to J&K's Tral area.

Commenting on then violations by Pakistan, India claimed that they reserve the right to retaliate appropriately while reiterating that Indian Army is honest in maintaining peace & tranquillity along LoC.

"Indian DGMO Lt Gen AK Bhatt in response highlighted that all CFVs were initiated by Pakistan Army and the Indian Army only responded appropriately to them".

Kashmir, a Muslim-majority Himalayan region, is held by India and Pakistan in parts and claimed by both in full. He stated that Indian Army reserves the right to retaliate appropriately to any incident of violation of ceasefire.

The Pakistani side started firing indiscriminately at around 7.30am, targeting the Bhimber Gali sector, defence spokesman Lt Col Manish Mehta said.

"Indian troops targeted an army vehicle moving along LoC".

Senior police officer S.P. Vaid said that in the neighboring Poonch area, an 8-year-old girl was killed and her mother was wounded after a shell landed on their house.

Other reports by iNewsToday