Pakistan violates ceasefire along LOC in Jammu & Kashmir

Earlier in the day, Defence Ministry spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Manish Mehta said that Pakistan is initiating the attack on the Indian positions on the LoC in Bhimber Gali sector of Jammu and Kashmir. Two civilians were also injured in the firing at Poonch where the child was killed.Indian Army’s DGMO, Lt. Gen. A.K. Bhatt, highlighted that all cease-fire violations were initiated by Pakistan, and the Indian Army only responded appropriately to them.On Pakistan Ranger’s request, the BSF on Monday also held a high-level meet with the Rangers on the worldwide border in Samba sector.Indian media quoted Lt General Anil Bhatt as making it clear to his Pakistani counterpart that the Indian Army was “sincere” in maintaining in its effort of maintaining peace and tranquility along the Line of Control.The officials said that a mortar shell landed in an Army bunker at 7:30 am, killing 37-year-old Ahmed.The Pakistan army has been firing indiscriminately and villagers have been advised to stay indoors.The Pakistan military spokesman Major General Asif Ghafoor said Sunday that Indian forces have committed 580 ceasefire violations so far this year, which he described as the “highest in any year”. India had then declared it would “pro-actively dominate” the LoC by destroying Pak Army posts aiding infiltration, as was reported by TOI.The shelling hit a girl, who was identified as Saida of Balakote in Poonch district.”He was taken to the medical emergency room where he succumbed to his injuries”, he said.He said three schools, a panchayat ghar and other locations have been notified as camps for likely evacuation of border people in case of emergency situation. Pakistan Army has resorted to heavy mortar shelling since morning along the Line of Control (LoC) in Manjakote sector injuring several locals and cattle.