/ Pakistan violates ceasefire in J&K's Krishna Ghati sector day after breaching Indian airspace

India Today : Feb 28, 2019, 09:43 AM

The unprovoked firing began at 6 am and continued till 7 am. The authorities have shutdown all educational institutions within 5 km of LoC. Schools have also been shut down in Rajouri, Poonch and Samba districts. The Indian Army retaliated effectively and strongly. Pakistan initiated unprovoked ceasefire violation by shelling mortars and firing small arms along the Krishna Ghati sector.

Pakistan on Thursday violated ceasefire for the seventh consecutive day and resorted to firing in Krishna Ghati sector along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district, prompting Indian Army to retaliate befittingly. The unprovoked firing began at 6 am and continued till 7 am.

"At around 6 am today, Pakistan initiated unprovoked ceasefire violation by shelling mortars and firing small arms along the Krishna Ghati sector," Defence spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Devender Anand said.

The Indian Army retaliated effectively and strongly. Firing exchanges stopped around 7 am, he added. The authorities have shutdown all educational institutions within 5 km of the Line of Control and the international border in Rajouri, Poonch and Samba districts.

The developments have been reported a day after Pakistan retaliated to the Indian airstrikes on Tuesday and violated Indian airspace on Wednesday. The Pakistan Air Force (PAF) jets turned back after India scrambled its aircraft and chased them out.

Following which, India summoned Pakistan's Acting High Commissioner to India and lodged a strong protest at the unprovoked act of aggression in the morning when Pakistani fighter jets entered Indian airspace and targeted military posts.