07 February, 2018
Pakistani forces opened unprovoked and heavy firing and shelling along LoC in Bhimbher Gali sector of Rajouri district this evening, a senior army officials said.
Officials said two Pakistani children and two Indian soldiers were also injured in the exchange of fire.
The shelling across the LoC comes two days after Border Security Force personnel in Samba district foiled an infiltration bid from across the International Border.
Lt Gen Sarath Chand, the Army's Vice-Chief, said the Army has been responding appropriately to Pak ceasefire violations.
"Indian Army retaliated strongly and effectively and heavy damage has been inflicted on Pakistani Army posts", said a defence statement.
- Rifleman Ram Avtar, 28, of Baraka village in Gwalior, was also killed in the ceasefire violations in Rajouri on Saturday.
Veeri said the ceasefire violation was also reported from Sunderbani where one BSF personnel, Assistant Sub-Inspector Ajab Singh, sustained injuries.More news: Vanguard Short-Term Corporate Bond ETF (VCSH) Declines 0.04% for Jan 29
The four soldiers who were martyred have been identified as 22-year-old Captain Kapil Kundu, Rifleman Ramavatar, 28, Rifleman Subham Singh, 22 and 42-year-old Havilder Roshan Lal.
On Sunday, four Indian soldiers were killed and four other persons were injured in the firing in Rajouri and Poonch districts. "If the current level of tension continues, soon the ceasefire violations may overtake the 2017 figures", they said.
Army chief General Rawat, meanwhile, said given the current mood, these bloody tit-for-tat fire assaults across the border are not going to ebb anytime soon.
"But it is true that Pakistan has been violating ceasefire repeatedly".
More than 200 students were taking their classes in the open in Nowshera in the Rajouri district that was worst hit last week when Pakistan troops targeted the area with missiles.