With no end to the ceasefire violations, Pakistani troops opened heavy firing at 15 Indian posts in Jammu and Kashmir's RS Pura sector. A Border Security Force jawan died and three others have been injured in the incident. Heavy firing went on till late in the night, the Pakistani troops reportedly used small arms and mortars to shell BSF posts and nearby villages.
This attack took place a day after Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde and Chief Minister Omar Abdullah reviewed the border security arrangements. The BSF has asked the troops to retaliate strongly to Pakistan's firing and do not become an easy target, reported nnis.
Jammu and Kashmir's Chief Minister Omar Abdullah has also called for tough action and asked the Central government to explore other options. Calling the ceasefire violation a one sided affair, Omar had said that the nation should not remain to be at the receiving end, without giving any response.
Some sources have reported that New Delhi is keeping an watch over the situation alongside the border and the talks will not happen if the ceasefire agreement is violated continuously, reported NDTV.
There have been over 200 ceasefire violations by Pakistan this year, with over 50 reported along the international border in the past one week. The Pakistani troops are very frequently violating the ceasefire regulation and this is triggering fear among civilians living in the border areas, and forcing them to migrate from their villages to safer locations.