Poonch, September 14: The Pakistan Army violated ceasefire in Mendhar sector of Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district on Saturday. The ceasefire violation was initiated by Pakistani troops at around 9:30 am. The Pakistani Army fired small and heavy arms, including mortars across the Line of Control (LoC). According to reports, the firing stopped at 1 pm. The Indian Army retaliated strongly to the Pakistan's aggression. Video of Infiltration Bid Foiled by Indian Army Surfaces on Social Media; Bodies of Dead Pakistani Terrorists Seen in Footage.
There have been no reports of casualties or injuries. According to reports, 50 school kids who were trapped in the Pakistan firing were rescued by the authorities. Meanwhile, General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Northern Command, Lt General Ranbir Singh visited forward posts of the LoC in Sunderbani sector of Rajouri district.
While interacting with media, Lt Gen Singh said, "There are a large no. of leaders across LoC to instigate people of PoK. It's actually trying to use them as cannon fodder for attempts to come close to LoC. Should there be any misadventure, they shall be given a befitting response." He also said that the Indian Army had foiled all the infiltration attempts along the LoC.
Lt Gen Ranbir Singh's Statement:
Lt General Ranbir Singh: There are a large no. of leaders across LoC to instigate people of PoK. It's actually trying to use them as cannon fodder for attempts to come close to LoC. Should there be any misadventure, they shall be given a befitting response https://t.co/4dYw9aKAM3
— ANI (@ANI) September 14, 2019
Earlier, on Friday, Pakistan Army raised a white flag to retrieve the bodies of its soldiers killed by the Indian Army in retaliation to the ceasefire violation by the neighbouring country. The Pakistan Army soldiers were killed in Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (PoK) 's Hajipur sector on September 10 and 11. The video of the Pakistan Army personnel raising the white flag was shared by the news agency ANI. One of the two deceased Pakistan Army soldiers were identified as Ghulam Rasool.