Samba/ Jammu-Kashmir: Pakistan army on Monday morning violated the ceasefire agreement by open firing along the International Border (IB) in Jammu and Kashmir’s Samba district, a senior Border Security Force officer said. There was no casualty in the firing.
A BSF spokesman said this is the first-ever ceasefire violation by Pakistan along the IB after the two countries signed a fresh agreement to maintain calm along the border on February 25 this year. Notably, India and Pakistan had agreed to strictly observe all agreements on ceasefire along the Line of Control (LoC) and other sectors in the February agreement.
“Pakistan Rangers resorted to unprovoked firing along IB at 0615 hours in Ramgarh sector”, Inspector General of BSF, Jammu frontier, N S Jamwal, told media.
The BSF spokesman said Pakistani troops opened unprovoked firing on a patrolling party ahead of the fencing.
Earlier in 2003, the two countries had signed a ceasefire agreement, but it was hardly followed in letter and spirit with more violations than observance of the agreement.