Pakistani rangers have violated ceasefire again on the international border (IB) in Jammu and Samba districts.
The Pakistani Army resorted to unprovoked firing at the Border Security Force outposts in Arnia, Ramgarh and Chamliyal areas of Jammu and Kashmir late on Sunday, the BSF sources said.
The firing started at 10 pm. The sources said the BSF retaliated effectively, and no casualty or damage was caused on the Indian side.
A woman, identified the woman as Darshana Devi, was grievously injured when Pakistan Rangers started firing mortars in the civilian areas of the Arnia sector of Jammu district. She has been rushed to the hospital for treatment.
Pakistani rangers and BSF officials had on Sunday agreed to maintain peace and tranquillity on the border.
A phone-in meeting was held after the Indian forces released a thermal imagery footage showing a bunker of the Pakistani rangers being destroyed by the BSF.
With India ordering a unilateral ceasefire in Kashmir during the holy month of Ramzan, Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti had urged Pakistan to reciprocate the gesture.
Unprovoked shelling by Pakistan forces in the civilian areas of Jammu last week, after a few months’ lull, generated lot of condemnation.
The BSF had, however, given befitting reply to the unprovoked firing in the civilian areas along the International Border in Jammu, Samba and Kathua districts, due to which the Pakistan had suffered heavy losses.
It was reported on Sunday that Pakistan Rangers had pleaded for ceasefire before the Jammu-based formation of BSF.
A BSF spokesman said the Pakistan Rangers called up Jammu BSF formation on Sunday morning and “beseeched to stop firing”.
For the last three days, the precision targeting of Pakistan’s firing locations inflicted heavy loss to them, said the spokesman.
The BSF officers of the Jammu Frontier had reportedly apprised the Delhi-based headquarters about Pakistan’s request.
(With agency inputs)