RAWALPINDI: Director-General (DG) Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Major-General Babar Iftikhar on Saturday morning said that Indian troops had resorted to unprovoked ceasefire violations along the Line of Control (LoC) during last 24 hours using artillery and heavy mortars.
The incidents took place in Sharda, Dhudnial and Shahkot Sectors along the LOC and the Indian troops deliberately targeted the civilian population in the area, the DG ISPR said.
"Due to Indian Army’s indiscriminate fire of heavy weapons at Bessan Wali and Chhari villages, four innocent civilians, including a 15 year-old girl, sustained serious injuries," he added.
"Two more civilians, including an 18 year-old girl, also sustained serious injuries in another incident and were evacuated to nearby health facilities for necessary medical care," the DG ISPR said.
"Pakistan Army troops responded effectively with matching calibre, and targeted those Indian Army posts which initiated fire," he added.
According to the ISPR, the Indian Army has so far this year committed 708 ceasefire violations along the LoC in which 2 Pakistanis have embraced martyrdom while another 42 have sustained injuries.
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Pakistan Army shoots down Indian quadcopter
Pakistan Army had shot down an Indian quadcopter on Thursday that violated the Pakistani airspace in Sankh Sector along the Line of Control (LoC), the ISPR said.
“In this provocative act, Indian quadcopter intruded 600 meters inside Pakistan’s territory for conducting surveillance,” the military’s media wing said in a statement.
“This blatant act was aggressively responded to by Pakistan Army troops shooting down Indian quadcopter. Such unwarranted acts by Indian Army are clear violation of established norms,” it added.
Indian Pakistani border always was a very hot spot, but last months massive army re-enforcementa are being reported from both sides. Also the Indians are escalating the situation really much. Could this turn to a full scale war?