Uneasy calm prevails on J&K borders

Uneasy calm prevails on J&K borders

Uneasy calm prevailed on the International Border (IB) in Jammu and the Line of Control (LoC) in Kashmir on Sunday, a day after shelling between troops of India and Pakistan killed two soldiers and a woman and forced hundreds to flee their homes along the frontier on both sides.

Officials said no ceasefire violation had been reported from the entire 198-km long IB from Kathua to Akhnoor in Jammu since Saturday evening.

“Not even a single bullet or shell was fired by Pakistan last night. The day also went off peacefully and there were no reports of any ceasefire violation till the reports last came in,” a senior BSF official told Deccan Herald.

The firing along the IB had stopped following strong retaliation by India, he said.

However, reports said hundreds of border villagers who fled their homes on Saturday due to indiscriminate shelling by Pakistan Rangers were still camped at safer places away from their homes.

There was also no ceasefire violation on Sunday on the LoC in the Tanghdar sector of Kupwara in Kashmir, where two Army troopers were killed on Saturday due to Pakistani shelling.

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