Pakistani helicopter breaches airspace norms, flies within 300m of LoC in Poonch

Ceasefire violation in Kupwara hideout busted in Kishtwar

Ceasefire violation in Kupwara hideout busted in Kishtwar

Pakistani troops on Thursday fired at the Indian border posts along the Line of Control (LoC) in the Uri sector of Jammu and Kashmir, prompting a quick response from the Army.

Last year, the Indian troops had managed to eliminate 138 of Pak soldiers in different actions along the LoC. Constable Sunil Kumar Murmu of 124th battalion was manning the high-altitude Forward Defence Location (FDL) when Pakistani snipers fired at him on Tuesday.

"In clear violation of global conventions, a Pakistani helicopter came within 300 meters of the LoC in Pakistan-occupied territory near Khari Karmara where Pakistan tried to carry out a BAT attack on January 18", said an intelligence official.

"Pakistan doesn't want India to have a peaceful atmosphere".

"There was ceasefire violation (from Pakistan) on Wednesday (as well)".

Pak troops also violated 2003 ceasefire on Monday, targeting civilian areas in which three villagers, including a woman, were injured in Uri.

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So far, no casualties have been reported in the incident. "It is using different tactics such as ceasefire violations, sniping, BAT (border action team) action and infiltration", said Mishra.

Unprovoked firing from Pakistan has damaged many homes near the LoC.

Mishra said at least 175 terrorists were waiting at the launching pads to infiltrate into the Valley.

Pakistani troops had resorted to unprovoked firing on Indian posts in Tangdhar sector in Kupwara district, the army official said. This is not the first time that the civilians have been purposely targetted by the Pakistani army. But, the BSF is ready to tackle any challenge and give a befitting response to them, she said.

More than 21 people have been killed in Pakistani shelling near LoC and the global border across Jammu and Kashmir since January 17.

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