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Two jawans hurt as Pakistan violates LoC ceasefire

Source: PTI
November 04, 2008 14:03 IST
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Less than three weeks after Pakistan promised to stop cross-border firing, its troops opened heavy firing on Indian positions on Tuesday, injuring two Border Security Force jawans in Jammu and Kashmir.

Pakistani troops opened small arms firing from their post on BSF posts along the International Border in Makwal belt of Jammu district before dawn, BSF sources told PTI.

Two BSF jawans of 141 Battalion were injured in the firing, they said adding that they have been hospitalised. BSF troops of 141 battalion guarding the border line observed calm despite provocation and did not retaliate.

The ceasefire violation by Pakistan came less than three weeks after India and Pakistan decided to refrain from cross-border firing and shelling and to preserve the sanctity of the four-year-old ceasefire along Indo-Pak border.

This was agreed at a two-day bi-annual meeting between Pakistan rangers and BSF at Lahore on October 16 during which Pakistan Rangers director general Lieutenant General Mohammad Yaqoob Khan promised Additional Director General of the BSF, UK Bansal that there would be no ceasefire violations henceforth while acknowledging that there had been some violations earlier.

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