Pakistan fired artillery along the LoC in Naugam, India retaliated as well

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Harsirat Kaur
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Pakistan has been quite silent for a while. However, it feels like with the rising Line of Actual Control tensions with China, it thought that the Indian army won’t retaliate. But, we know the valor of the Indian soldiers and the essence of soil in them. On October 1, 2020, Pakistan troops went berserk and committed a ceasefire violation along LoC. This is one of the unprovoked actions that Pakistan has committed in the past. However, the Indian Army reported that the gave a befitting response as well.

Pakistan fired at India in LoC region
The Indian army is on its marks–Source: The Express Tribune

Pakistan tried to pounce at the Indian army

Pakistan tried to ambush the Indian soldiers. This happened in the wake of rising Chinese tension with India. This led to the martyrdom of three soldiers and the injury of four. This unprovoked ceasefire violation in Jammu and Kashmir’s Naugam sector came as an unwarned step. Earlier this year as well, we saw multiple incidents of ceasefire attacks. Over the last eight months, reported incidents of the same violation amount to 3,000. The line of Control at Jammu and Kashmir is always a vulnerable area for the Indian army. This incident further rifted the relations between the two countries.

The violation took place in the Keran and Machhal sectors of the Kupwara district on Thursday afternoon. The crossfire is currently on as a retaliation step. With the approaching winter, the Pakistan soldiers want to move further along the LoC area. However, the marked vigilance of the Indian Army will prove their plans as shortlived.

The official statements

DG of Jammu and Kashmir Police, Dilbagh Singh, talked about the event and explained the actions of the Pakistani soldiers. In his statement, he said, “Every year, Pakistan tries to send across terrorists before the snowfall, and it’s happening this year too. We have reports of infiltration from Gurez and Bandipora sectors.”

However, he also stressed on the fact that the Indian Army is standing at vigilance in these sectors. They have recovered a huge amount of arms and ammunition, needed to avenge just in case. Further talking, he said, “There were attempts in Baramulla and Handwara too.” Srinagar based Colonel Rajesh Kalia also spoke on the ceasefire attempt. He further gave us the news that the arms fired came in the form of mortars, along with other weapons. The injured soldiers are being taken care of. On the other hand, a “befitting response is being given to the Pakistani firing.”

Pakistan fired at India in LoC region
Source: The Financial Express

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