Pak violates ceasefire in Uri sector of Kashmir

Pak violates ceasefire in Uri sector of Kashmir

A day after a senior Army commander said that the Pakistan Army was firing on Indian posts along the Line of Control (LoC) to push in terrorists into Kashmir, heavy exchange of firing was witnessed along the LoC in north Kashmir’s Uri sector on Sunday evening.

“Pakistani Rangers fired on Chinar posts in the Uri sector along LoC on Sunday at 9:00 pm,” an Army official said on the condition of anonymity.

He said troops detected movement of infiltrators and fired to push them back. However, he said, to support the militants to sneak into this part of the LoC, Pakistani Rangers started firing on Army posts.

Troops guarding the borderline retailed resulting in heavy exchange of firing, which continued for at least 45 minutes, he added.

Sources said Rangers failed to push in militants during the exchange of firing in which medium to small arms fire was used.

“Firing from the Pakistan side was unprovoked. The main motive of ceasefire violation was to facilitate infiltration by the militants in which they have been failing for quite a long time,” they said.

On Saturday, General Officer Commanding of valley based 15-Corps, Lt Gen Om Prakash had said that the recent incidents of ceasefire violations along the LoC by Pakistan was aimed to give cover to terrorists who are desperate to infiltrate.

However, due to strict surveillance by the security forces all along the LoC, he said, militants have not been allowed to sneak into this side.

Sources said the Army has also installed Night Vision Devices on the borders to detect the movement of the infiltrators.

Sources said the security and intelligence agencies fear that infiltration attempts from LoC could go up in the next few weeks.