In yet another ceasefire violation, Pakistani Rangers tonight resorted to small arms firing on border out-posts (BoPs) along the international border in Jammu, prompting BSF to retaliate.
"Pakistani Rangers resorted to small arms firing on two BoPs in R S Pura and Arnia sub-sectors of Jammu district from 8.45 pm," a BSF officer said today.
BSF personnel guarding the borderline took positions and fired back resulting in exchange which are still going on intermittently, he said, adding that there was no loss of life or injury to anyone in the firing.
There has been half-a-dozen ceasefire violations by the Pakistani forces in the past over one week.
On January 27 night, Pakistani rangers resorted to small arms firing on two to three BoPs in Arnia sub-sector of Jammu district, forcing BSF to retaliate.
On January 25, ahead of US President Barack Obama's visit to India, they resorted to small arms firing along the IB on Jugnu Chak BoP in Jammu.
While on January 22, there was exchange of fire after BSF personnel on suspicion of (movement of) suspected persons, fired a few rounds and Pakistani posts also fired a few rounds after hearing sound in Regaal BoP area in Samba district.
On January 21, BSF foiled an infiltration bid in Arnia sub-sector. On January 20, Pakistani Rangers violated the ceasefire by resorting to firing by small arms on BoPs in Jammu district.
On January 13 and 12 also, there was small arms firing by Pakistani rangers in Samba sector.
Pakistan resorted to firing of mortar shells and small arms along the IB in Hiranagar belt of Kathua district also on January 11. On January 6 also, there was ceasefire violation by Pakistani rangers in Kathua district.