STATE TIMES NEWS
Jammu: In the wake of continuous ceasefire violations from across the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch, General Officer Commanding (GoC), 16 Corps, Lt Gen K.H Singh on Monday visited the forward area in the district to take stock of the security situation there.
“The Corps Commander during his visit took stock of the prevailing security situation along the Line of Control in the wake of the recent incidents of ceasefire violations,” an army officer said.
He said that the general asked the local administration to make some bunkers and bomb shelters so that civilians in the area can take shelter in such places whenever there is heavy fire from across the border.
“To minimise the damage to civilian life in case of heavy firing from across the Line of Control, the general requested the local administration to come up with bunkers and bomb shelters,” he said.
The officer during his visit also met the local formation commanders and took stock of the prevailing situation along the Line of Control in Poonch District.
He handed over Rs 10,000 relief money to the people injured in shelling, at the hospital, where he also visited in Poonch today.
Meanwhile, in fresh ceasefire violation, Pakistani troops targeted several Indian posts along the LoC in Poonch District.
“Pakistani troops resorted to small arms firing on several posts along the Line of Control in Poonch District at 22:45 PM yesterday,” an army spokesman said.
Our troops retaliated, resulting in exchange of fire that continued till 11:30 PM. There was no report of loss of life or injury from the Indian side, he said.
This is the seventh incident of ceasefire violation by Pakistani troops since 15th July. One person has been killed and 16 have been injured so far in the firing from across the border.
In July, there have been 11 ceasefire violations by the Pakistan Army.
On Saturday last, five civilians were injured when Pakistani troops targeted several Indian positions in Naushera sector of Rajouri District and the two villages in Poonch sector.
Bachchan sir and I are at loggerheads in ‘Gulabo Sitabo’: Ayushmann
Pay attention to whatever you eat: Dr Sushil
Disrespectful to not consult my father, Shekhar Kapur about ‘Mr India 2’: Sonam
Shilpa Shetty Kundra, Raj Kundra welcome baby girl
Taapsee, Tahir to star in Hindi adaptation of German classic ‘Run Lola Run’
© 2017 State Times Daily Newspaper