Poonch, September 19: The Indian Army destroyed nine live mortar shells in Mendhar sub-division of Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch district on Wednesday. Live mortar shells were found in Sandote, Basoni and Balakote village of Balakote sector of the district. The video of the Indian Army team destroying the explosives was shared by news agency ANI. The operation was conducted swiftly, and no collateral damage was reported. India, Pakistan DGMOs Agree to Implement 2003 Ceasefire Agreement Over Hotline Contact.
It is the second incident in a week, when live mortar shells were destroyed by the Indian Army in the border areas of Poonch district. Earlier on Sunday also, Army troops destroyed a 120 mm live mortar shell at a secluded place in the Poonch. Jammu And Kashmir: Pakistan Violates Ceasefire in Mendhar Sector of Poonch; Indian Army Retaliates Strongly.
Video of Indian Army Destroying Live Mortars:
#WATCH Indian Army destroyed 9 live mortar shells of 120mm in Sandote, Basoni and Balakote village of Balakote sector in Mendhar sub-division of Poonch district, yesterday. #JammuAndKashmir pic.twitter.com/GDqVdJvR8J
— ANI (@ANI) September 19, 2019
Live shells were found days after Pakistan violated ceasefire along the Line of Control (LoC). Last week, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said that Pakistan violated ceasefire 2050 times this year in which 21 Indians died. The MEA also stated that India had called upon Pakistan several times asking them to adhere to 2003 ceasefire understanding.