December 2017 News

Pak Again Violates Ceasefire On LoC In Poonch, Jawan Hurt

7 December 2017
The Daily Excelsior

Jammu: Pakistan army today again violated ceasefire along the Line of Control (LoC) in Degwar sector of Poonch district by using mortar shells, automatic and semi automatic weapons in which an Army jawan was injured but there were no other damages. Reports said Pakistan army started pounding forward Army posts and villages with 82mm mortars and fire arms around 2 pm today in Degwar sector of Poonch district. Pakistani troops also targeted civilian population by firing few mortar shells aiming the villages in Degwar and surroundings. Click here to watch videoThe Indian side retaliated very effectively and strongly, leading to exchanges that continued for about one and a half hour. Initially, according to reports, intensity of shelling and firing was very high but it came down after half an hour. Unconfirmed reports said that an Army jawan Naik Jevan Singh was injured in Pakistan shelling and firing. He was evacuated from the site of firing and admitted in the hospital, where he was responding to the treatment. However, there was no official confirmation from the Army on injuries suffered by the jawan. Reports said some of the mortar shells fired by the troops fell in the villages but failed to cause any damage. However, this created panic among the border dwellers, who confined themselves to bunkers, houses and other structures after shelling and firing and came out only in the evening when shelling completely stopped. Sources didn't rule out damages on Pakistan side in retaliatory firing by the Indian troops. 'Pakistan was reported to have suffered heavy damages in retaliation by the Indian side,' they said but added that exact losses were not known. During the past few days, Pakistan army has resumed ceasefire violation on the Line of Control in Nowshera and Sunderbani sectors of Rajouri district, Khari Karmara, Degwar and parts of Krishna Ghati in Poonch district, prompting the Indian side to retaliate. There were reports that Pakistan army was trying to push militants into the Indian side under the cover of shelling and firing as a number of militants have been camping at launching pads on Pakistan side of the LoC. However, the alert Indian troops haven't allowed Pakistani designs to succeed.