Pakistan breaches renewed ceasefire deal, opens fire along Jammu border

By Hindustan times

After a break of little over two months, Pakistan on Monday again breached the ceasefire agreement with unprovoked fire at the Border Security Force (BSF) along the 200 km long international border in Ramgarh sector of Jammu’s Samba district, said a BSF officer.

“At around 6.15 am, Pak Rangers opened unprovoked small arms fire at BSF personnel in Ramgarh sector. They were doing maintenance work at the border fence when Rangers opened small arms fire,” said the BSF officer.

“The BSF patrol on maintenance work escaped unhurt,” he added.

An intelligence official said, “Today at about 0635 hrs (6.35 am) Pakistani posts Tipu and Hussain being manned by 10 wing of Chenab Rangers, fired four bursts of about 20 rounds of small weapons at the BSF’s working party of border outpost Majra near mound number 8/36 and pillar number 81 which is being manned by176 battalion”.

The BSF exercised restraint and there was no retaliation from our side, he added.

This is the first instance of violation after India and Pakistan renewed their mutually brokered ceasefire agreement on February 25 this year.

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