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BSF warns Paistan against any misadventure, cites zero tolerance

The blunt message was conveyed by BSF to Pakistan Rangers during a Flag Meeting while lodging a strong protest over its “unprovoked” cross-border firing which killed one civilian and injured 14 in Jammu and Kashmir over past few days.

BSF Inspector General (Jammu Frontier) Rakesh Kumar

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In the wake of renewed ceasefire violations, BSF on Tuesday warned Pakistani armed forces against undertaking any “misadventure”, saying India has “zero tolerance” towards infiltration and cross-border firing, particularly that targets the civilian population.The blunt message was conveyed by BSF to Pakistan Rangers during a Flag Meeting while lodging a strong protest over its “unprovoked” cross-border firing which killed one civilian and injured 14 in Jammu and Kashmir over past few days. The protest was conveyed at the Sector Commander level Flag Meeting between BSF and Pakistan Rangers at BOP Octerio (Pakistan side) in R S Pura sector of Jammu district which lasted for about two hours. The Flag Meeting was convened in the wake of renewed firing by Pakistani Rangers after over a month-long lull.<!– Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>”We have lodged the protest and all those protests are given to them on which they have violated the understanding which was established during the DG-level talks (in Delhi on September 12),” BSF Inspector General (Jammu Frontier) Rakesh Kumar told reporters.He said, “we have told them that we have zero tolerance towards sniping, zero tolerance for infiltration and zero tolerance for cross border firing on the international border, and especially targeting of the civilian population”.Another senior officer said, “BSF conveyed it to Pakistan Rangers in strong words that any misadventure on the International Border and the firing and shelling on Indian villages will not be tolerated at any cost.”To questions on the outcome of talks, he said, “In the meetings, Pakistan Rangers appear to be very positive and it appears that now they will follow the norms… Talks do bring results and I am hopeful that these talks will also produce results.” It was agreed that meetings at local level between two border guarding forces should be held more frequently, an officer said.After a lull of over a month, Pakistan Rangers resorted to heavy firing and mortar shelling from October 23 targetting large number of BoPs and border hamlets with 81, 82 mm mortar bombs and heavy machine guns till yesterday morning. It resulted in the death of a civilian and injuries to 14 others. Over two dozen bovines were also killed or injured.On October 23, one civilian labourer Raj Kumar from Chhattisgarh was killed and two other civilians were injured in the firing by Pakistani Rangers along IB in Mangu Chack area on Samba sector. The next day, five civilians were injured in the Pakistani firing and shelling along IB in Mawa and Bhatti villages in Samba.On October 25, six people were injured in Pak shelling in Bobiya area along IB in Hirnagar sector of Kathua district. One civilian was injured in Pak firing in Ramgarh belt of samba sector yesterday.

Jammu and Kashmir: Three killed, 17 injured after Pakistan targets civilian areas

Jammu: Two people were killed and 16 others were injured when Pakistani Rangers heavily shelled civilian areas and Army posts along the International Border in R S Pura and Arnia sectors of Jammu district on Friday, drawing retaliation from the BSF.

“Pakistan Rangers resorted to unprovoked firing. Initially small arms were used but later on mortars bombs were shelled on BSF posts and civilian areas in R S Pura and Arnia sectors since midnight”, a BSF spokesman said.

The firing and mortar shelling started around 0145 hours along the IB in Kishanpur, Jora Form, Jugnu Chak, Nawapind, harna, Sia, Abdullian and Chandu Chak areas, a police officer said.

The Pakistani troops fired mortar bombs and used automatic weapons in the firing. The shelling was so heavy that the shells landed deep inside villages much away from IB, he said. Deputy Commissioner Jammu, Simrandeep Singh said two persons are dead and 16 others were injured. He said there were reports that another person has also been killed in the firing.

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However, Divisional Commissioner, Jammu, Pawan Kotwal told PTI that three persons were killed in the firing. BSF troops guarding the border retaliated resulting in heavy exchanges which are going on when the reports last came in from the area, they said.

“Undeterred and resolute BSF troops deployed in these forward post areas gave a befitting reply and fired on the forward areas of Pakistan along the Line of Control, reportedly, causing damage to them”, the officer said.

“No damage and casualty to BSF troops on own side has been reported till the last reports came in”, he added. There have been 55 violations of the border ceasefire agreement of 2003 by Pakistan in August and over 245 ceasefire violations during the year so far.

Pakistani Rangers had pounded civilian areas and military positions along the International Border (IB) in R S pura and Arnia sectors of Jammu district on the intervening night of August 17-18, injuring a villager.

On the intervening night of August 16-17, Pakistan troops had resorted to ceasefire violations in Saujiyan and Mandi sectors of Poonch district and shelled forward posts and civilian areas with 120 mm and 82 mm mortar bombs and heavy machine guns (HMGs).

On August 16, a woman was killed and five persons were injured as Pakistani troops fired 120 mm and 82 mm mortars bombs, HMGs and RPGs on border posts and civilian areas in Poonch and Rajouri districts.

On Independence Day, six civilians, including a sarpanch were killed and five others injured in heavy firing and mortar bomb shelling by Pakistani troops at several Indian posts and civilian areas. Last month, there were 19 ceasefire violations in which four persons, including three jawans, were killed and 14 others injured.

Meanwhile, Pakistan military claimed that at least six civilians were killed and 46 others, including 22 women, were injured in alleged firing from the Indian side in the Charwa Sector near the Sialkot Working Boundary.

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BSF celebrates Independence Day, but no exchange of sweets with Pakistan

As per past practice, each year, the BSF has been accepting sweets from Pakistan on August 14, the neighbouring country’s Independence Day and offering sweets to them on India’s Independence Day on August 15.

Border Security Force (BSF) soldiers dance during Independence Day celebrations at the India-Pakistan joint check post at the Wagah border on the outskirts of Amritsar.

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The Border Security Force (BSF) on Saturday celebrated Independence Day in Amritsar but there was no ceremonial exchange of sweets with the Pakistani Rangers. BSF DIG Mohd M F Farooqi took part in an event organised on the occasion of 69th Independence Day at Attari where the tricolour was hoisted. Functions were held by the BSF at various border out posts along Punjab’s 553-km long International Border with Pakistan.No exchange of sweets took place between the BSF and the Pakistani Rangers at the Attari-Wagah joint check post, a BSF officer said. BSF IG, Anil Paliwal had announced earlier that the BSF will neither be offering nor accepting sweets from its counterpart this year. His announcement came in the wake of two recent terror attacks in Dinanagar town in Gurdaspur, Punjab and Udhampur in Jammu and Kashmir.<!– Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>As per past practice, each year, the BSF has been accepting sweets from Pakistan on August 14, the neighbouring country’s Independence Day and offering sweets to them on India’s Independence Day on August 15. Meanwhile, the Indian Customs officials accepted sweets from their Pakistani counterparts on Friday and offered them sweets on Saturday, a Customs official said on condition of anonymity.

Pakistani troops pound Indian posts with RPG, mortar bomb; 3 injured

In two cases of ceasefire violation, Pakistani troops pounded Indian forward posts and hamlets in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch district with rocket projectile grenades, mortar bombs and medium machine guns, injuring three persons including a woman.

In two cases of ceasefire violation, Pakistani troops pounded Indian forward posts and hamlets in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch district with rocket projectile grenades, mortar bombs and medium machine guns, injuring three persons including a woman.While the first ceasefire violation took place at 01:25 hours in which the woman was injured and hospitalised, Pakistani troops resorted to one of the heaviest firings along the Line of Control this afternoon injuring two others.”Pakistani troops in one of the heaviest firings used rocket projectile grenades (RPGs), mortar shells and medium machine guns in the firing along the LoC in Sabzian sector of Poonch district around 14:30 hours,” a defence spokesman said.<!– Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>In the firing, two civilians — Mohmmad Ashraf of Gagrian village and Abdul Ahad — were injured. Army troops guarding the border retaliated resulting in heavy exchange which went on till last reports came in from the area, he said.In the earlier incident, “Pakistani troops had violated the ceasefire and resorted to unprovoked firing of small arms and mortar shells on forward areas along the Line of Control in Sabzian sector of Poonch from 01:25 hours today,” the defence spokesman said.They fired 81 mm mortars and other automatic weapons on forward posts and hamlets, prompting Army troops guarding the border to fire back resulting in exchange which ended around 03:00 hours. In the firing, one woman, Naseema, was injured and shifted to hospital.With Wednesday’s ceasefire violations, there have been 12 such incidents in the first five days of August.A youth was killed and two others were injured, including a BSF jawan, when Pakistani troops violated the ceasefire by resorting to firing and mortar shelling on border out posts and hamlets along the IB in 4 sectors of Kanachak, Pargwal, Tawi and R S Pura in Jammu district yesterday.The fire had started 05:40 hours and continued intermittently till 1430 hours, a BSF spokesman said, adding that Pakistani Rangers used long range weapons and medium machine guns and targeted about 17 BSF Posts and other Border Villages.Pakistani Rangers also violated the ceasefire by resorting to small arms firing and mortar shelling on 3 BoPs along the IB in Akhnoor sector in Jammu district yesterday.On August 2 and 3, Pakistani troops had violated the ceasefire four times by resorting to small arms firing in forward posts along LoC in Krishnagati, Mandi, Balakote and Pallanwala sectors of Poonch and Jammu districts.There were two ceasefire violations on August one.Pakistani Rangers had resorted to firing of mortar bombs on border out posts along the International Border in R S Pura sector in Jammu district on Saturday night. There have been 18 ceasefire violations along the Indo-Pak border in July in which four persons, including three jawans, were killed and 14 others injured.

Pakistan violates ceasefire, Indian posts attacked with RPG, mortar bomb; 3 injured

Jammu: In two cases of ceasefire violation, Pakistani troops pounded Indian forward posts and hamlets in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch district with rocket projectile grenades, mortar bombs and medium machine guns, injuring three persons including a woman.

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While the first ceasefire violation took place at 01:25 am in which the woman was injured and hospitalised, Pakistani troops resorted to one of the heaviest firings along the Line of Control on Wednesday afternoon injuring two others.

“Pakistani troops in one of the heaviest firings used rocket projectile grenades (RPGs), mortar shells and medium machine guns in the firing along the LoC in Sabzian sector of Poonch district around 14:30 hours,” a defence spokesman said.

In the firing, two civilians – Mohmmad Ashraf of Gagrian village and Abdul Ahad – were injured.

Army troops guarding the border retaliated resulting in heavy exchange which went on till last reports came in from the area, he said.

In the earlier incident, “Pakistani troops had violated the ceasefire and resorted to unprovoked firing of small arms and mortar shells on forward areas along the Line of Control in Sabzian sector of Poonch from 01:25 hours today,” the defence spokesman said.

They fired 81 mm mortars and other automatic weapons on forward posts and hamlets, prompting Army troops guarding the border to fire back resulting in exchange which ended around 03:00 hours. In the firing, one woman, Naseema, was injured and shifted to hospital.

With today’s ceasefire violations, there have been 12 such incidents in the first five days of August.

A youth was killed and two others were injured, including a BSF jawan, when Pakistani troops violated the ceasefire by resorting to firing and mortar shelling on border out posts and hamlets along the IB in 4 sectors of Kanachak, Pargwal, Tawi and RS Pura in Jammu district on Tuesday.

The fire had started 05:40 hours and continued intermittently till 1430 hours, a BSF spokesman said, adding that Pakistani Rangers used long range weapons and medium machine guns and targeted about 17 BSF Posts and other Border Villages.

Pakistani Rangers also violated the ceasefire by resorting to small arms firing and mortar shelling on 3 BoPs along the IB in Akhnoor sector in Jammu district on Tuesday.

On August 2 and 3, Pakistani troops had violated the ceasefire four times by resorting to small arms firing in forward posts along LoC in Krishnagati, Mandi, Balakote and Pallanwala sectors of Poonch and Jammu districts.

There were two ceasefire violations on August one.

Pakistani Rangers had resorted to firing of mortar bombs on border out posts along the International Border in RS Pura sector in Jammu district on Saturday night.

There have been 18 ceasefire violations along the Indo-Pak border in July in which four persons, including three jawans, were killed and 14 others injured.

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Pakistan again shells villages, villager killed in Akhnoor

There is one casualty in Hamirpur Kona village in Akhnoor sector. A 28-year-old youth was hit and he succumbed to his injuries on his way to Government Medical College Hospital Jammu.

Pakistani Rangers resorted to unprovoked firing on Indian forward posts and civilian areas, killing a 28-year-old man and injuring three others along the international border (IB) in Jammu division on Tuesday.The man was killed when he was caught in the cross-border shelling in Hamirpur Kona village in Akhnoor sector. Three others, including a BSF jawan, were also injured in Akhnoor and RS Pora sectors. Five houses were damaged while some cattle also sustained injuries in the shelling.”There is one casualty in Hamirpur Kona village in Akhnoor sector. A 28-year-old youth was hit and he succumbed to his injuries on his way to Government Medical College Hospital Jammu. Two civilians and a BSF jawan also suffered injuries. One of the civilians got injured in RS Pora sector,” Simrandeep Singh, district development commissioner Jammu, told dna.<!– Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Jammu and Kashmir government has issued an advisory to the locals living near the IB to remain indoors in a bid to ensure their safety during cross-border shelling. “People have been advised to stay indoors. We have not set up any shelter camps for the people so far because we are still waiting and watching,” said Singh.Pakistani Rangers resorted to heavy firing on Indian forward posts along the International Border (IB) since early morning after Border Security Force (BSF) foiled an infiltration bid in the Pargwal sector.Pakistan Rangers first used small arms and then fired heavy mortar shell targeting around 12 border outposts (BOPs) in Kanachak and Pargwal sectors in Akhnoor area of Jammu division. Later they extend firing to RS Pora using 81 mortars to hit at Indian posts and civilian areas.”Two terrorists were seen moving suspiciously close to IB behind thick sarkanda and undulating ground opposite Kanachak area. They were waiting to infiltrate or snipe to kill the BSF person in the forward area. BSF troops fired on their suspicious movement in early morning. Pakistani Rangers started shelling and firing which spread and affected 12 to 13 BOPs in Kanachak and Paragwal sectors,” said a BSF spokesman at Jammu.BSF troops retaliated effectively to silence the guns of Pakistani Rangers. “The way they fired heavily confirm the active support of Pakistan Rangers to these terrorists. Cross-border fire slowly shifted to RS Pura sector.Pakistan is firing 81 mortars at the regular intervals,” he said.This is the second ceasefire violation by Pakistani Rangers in the last 24 hours. Pakistan has violated ceasefire eight times since August 1 in Jammu.The ceasefire violations have come at a time when there is a likelihood of NSA-level talks between the two countries later this month. The talks were agreed upon in the meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif in Ufa Russia.

Jammu & Kashmir: Heavy firing on border; Pakistani Rangers target 12 BOPs, one civilian killed

A BSF spokesman said, “Pakistani Rangers resorted to firing of small arms and mortar shells on BoPs along IB in Kanachak and Pargwal sectors of Jammu district from 0540 hours”.
They targeted 12 BoPs along IB in these sectors, he said.

One civilian has been killed in Pargwal sector of Jammu and Kashmir in a ceasefire violation by Pakistani troops on Tuesday morning.Targeting 12 border out-posts (BoPs) Pakistani troops resorted to firing and mortar shelling along the International Border.BSF troops retaliated resulting in exchange of fire, which was still going on when last reports came.A BSF spokesman said, “Pakistani Rangers resorted to firing of small arms and mortar shells on BoPs along IB in Kanachak and Pargwal sectors of Jammu district from 0540 hours”.They targeted 12 BoPs along IB in these sectors, he said.<!– Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The violation occurred after an infiltration bid was foiled by the Border Security Force (BSF) in the region.There were two ceasefire violations on August 1.Pakistani Rangers had resorted to firing of mortar bombs on border outposts along the International Border in R S Pura sector in Jammu district on Saturday night.Pakistani Rangers also violated the ceasefire by resorting to small arms firing and mortar shelling on 3 BoPs along the IB in Akhnoor sector in Jammu district on Sunday.There were 18 ceasefire violations along the Indo-Pak border in July in which four persons, including three jawans, were killed and 14 others injured.

Pakistan Rangers violate ceasefire again: One BSF man dead in Jammu and Kashmir’s Arnia sector

Jammu: Pakistani Rangers on Sunday resorted to repeated ceasefire violations and targeted Border Out Posts (BoPs) along the Indo-Pak border in Jammu district, prompting BSF troops to retaliate.

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“Pakistani Rangers resorted to small arms firing on BoPs along the International Border (IB) in Arnia sector of Jammu district at 18:52 hours and 7:15 pm today (Sunday),” a BSF officer said here.

They fired 25 to 30 rounds at BSF posts, he said, adding that BSF troops guarding the borderline with Pakistan took position and retaliated. The firing stopped at around 6:55 on Sunday evening. The firing by Pakistani Rangers resumed at 7:15 pm and the exchange between Pakistani Rangers and BSF troops continued for over 80 minutes and stopped at 8:35 pm, he said, adding that there was no loss of life or injury to anyone in the firing.

Border Security Force (BSF) constable Abhijit Nandi of 119 battalion was killed during the firing, a report in The Hindustan Times said.

Firing again erupted and was continuing intermittently till last reports came in from the area, the officer said. Earlier, Pakistani Rangers violated the ceasefire and fired at two BoPs along IB in R S Pura sector of Jammu district on June 22.

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Pakistan violates ceasefire in Arnia sector of Jammu and Kashmir, attacks BSF posts

In yet another case of ceasefire violation by Pakistan, there was unprovoked firing at two posts at the International Border in RS Pura’s Arnia sector in Jammu and Kashmir.

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Pakistani Rangers on Sunday resorted to repeated ceasefire violations and targeted Border Out Posts (BoPs) along the Indo-Pak border in Jammu district, prompting BSF troops to retaliate.”Pakistani Rangers resorted to small arms firing on BoPs along the International Border (IB) in Arnia sector of Jammu district at 6:52 pm and 7:15 pm today,” a BSF officer said in Jammu.They fired 25 to 30 rounds at BSF posts, he said, adding that BSF troops guarding the borderline with Pakistan took position and retaliated. The firing stopped at 6:55 pm.<!– Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The firing by Pakistani Rangers resumed at 7:15 pm hours and the exchange between Pakistani Rangers and BSF troops continued for over 80 minutes and stopped at 8:35 pm, he said, adding that there was no loss of life or injury to anyone in the firing.Firing again erupted and was continuing intermittently till last reports came in from the area, the officer said. Earlier, Pakistani Rangers violated the ceasefire and fired at two BoPs along IB in RS Pura sector of Jammu district on June 22.

Ceasefire violation: Pakistani troops fire at International Border posts in Jammu

Jammu: Violating the ceasefire, Pakistani troops on Sunday fired on border out posts (BoP) along the International Border in Jammu district.

Pakistani Rangers fired four to five rounds on a forward BoP in Jughnuchak belt of R S Pura sector last night, a BSF officer said today.

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BSF troops guarding the borderline did not retaliate to the firing.

There was no casualty or damage on our side, he said.

Pakistani troops had yesterday fired two rounds on BoP SP-2 along IB.

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Pakistan violates ceasefire, targets 8 border outposts in Kashmir

Jammu: Pakistan Rangers indulged in heavy firing and mortar shelling overnight on eight border outposts and some villages along the international border in Jammu district, leaving one person injured.

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“Pakistani Rangers resorted to small arms firing and mortar shelling along IB in RS Pura sector of Jammu district since 2200 hours last night,” a BSF official said on Monday.

They targeted eight border outposts (BoPs) and some civilian areas, he said adding that Pakistani Rangers also fired 81 mm mortar shells.

In the firing, Khadim Hussain in Jora Farm village suffered minor splinter injuries, a police officer said.

BSF troops guarding the border line retaliated effectively and the firing exchange continued till 1 am on Monday, PRO said.

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There have been three ceasefire violations along IB in Samba, Arnia and RS Pura in February this year.

In January this year, Pakistan resorted to several ceasefire violations resulting in death of four people and injuries to seven people.

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Pakistan ceasefire violation: Firing continues, 4 civilians injured

Stepping up ceasefire violations, Pakistan on Friday night resorted to heavy mortar shelling and firing on several BSF posts along the Indo-Pak border in Samba and Kathua districts of Jammu and Kashmir, drawing a strong retaliation from India which killed two Pakistan Rangers.The firing between BSF and Pakistani rangers continues. Four civilians have been injured.BSF sources said they have got reports that five Pakistani Rangers have been killed in the exchange of fire since yesterday, with two casualties post 9:30 pm.Today’s ceasefire violation was the fourth by the Rangers in as many days and the eighth in the last nine days. BSF Director General DK Pathak, who briefed Home Minister Rajnath Singh at 10.00 pm. said the force had thwarted a “major infiltration attempt” from across the border tonight and his troops were on high alert. “We have foiled a major infiltration bid that was being carried out from across the Chorgali border outpost under the cover of heavy ceasefire violation firing,” Pathak said.With the violations continuing unabated, Singh had ordered BSF to respond with “appropriate” action. The Home Minister also said the firing was unprovoked.A senior police officer in Jammu earlier told PTI that “Pakistani Rangers resorted to heavy firing and mortar shelling along International Border (IB) in Samba and Hiranagar sectors of J&K since 2135 hours tonight.” Also, IG BSF Rakesh Sharma told PTI that all the BoPs falling in three battalion areas of Samba and Hiranagar are being fired upon by Pakistan amid mortar shelling. Mortar shelling has also hit civilian areas, he said.There was firing on four Border Out Posts (BoPs) in Samba sector including at Regal, Challiyari, Suchetgarh and also on three to four such posts up to Bansantar forward belt in Hiranagar sector of Kathua district, he said.The firing and mortar shelling by Pakistani Rangers has come from Razab Sheed, Asif Sheed, Chak Bhura, New Pak and Dhandhar Posts, according to reports. BSF troops guarding the IB has strongly retaliated, resulting in heavy exchanges which were still ongoing when reports last came in from the area, the officer said.Police used speakers and announced that people should stay indoors and not venture outside, he said, adding that they have been also told to take shelter in bunkers. “Firing along international border was reported at 9.30 pm on 8 BoPs from areas of Pansar, Bobyan, Manyari and Pahadpur areas of Hirangar sector in Kathua district,” Deputy Commissioner Shahid Choudhary told PTI. Border residents have been alerted and advised to keep lights off and stay indoors. Evacuation will be initiated early morning in areas where required, he said.Ambulances and doctors have been deployed at Hiranagar for responding to emergencies and three buildings have been made operational as relief camps keeping in view the volatile situation prevailing in the area, he said. The Deputy Commissioner of Kathua along with senior officers of administration are camping in Hiranagar for monitoring the situation and coordinating relief and rescue operations.All local body and panchayat officials and prominent persons in 57 border villages have been asked over the telephone to communicate to the public the messages regarding safety measures. Relief camps have also kept in preparedness, he said.Eight BSF posts and villages at Patti, Pansar, Londi, Bobyan, Chakara, Lacchipura in Kathua district and seven border outposts in Samba district, including Manguchack, Chilyadiya, Regal, Chachval, Ramgarh, Maluchack and Nanga posts came under fire.Earlier in the day, the Home Minister said there is no doubt that Pakistan was trying to push militants into J&K and giving cover to such attempts by continuous firing along the border. “No doubt about that,” Singh told reporters in Delhi when asked whether the repeated ceasefire violations by Pakistan were to cover infiltration attempts by militants. He said Pakistan has been firing towards Indian side along the IB in Jammu region and the BSF was giving a fitting reply. “BSF jawans are giving a fitting reply,” he said. Asked about Islamabad’s protest against heavy firing by India, Singh said it was Pakistan which started the firing and “we are just responding to it”.Pakistan Rangers on Friday targeted 13 BoPs in Samba sector a day after four Pakistani Rangers were killed in a sharp counter-attack following the death of an Indian jawan in cross-border firing. Singh had said Pakistan should desist from such violations. “Pakistan should not do this,” Singh had said.Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar had also said that Islamabad does not seem to learn any lesson.

Pakistan will come on the right path one day, says Rajnath Singh

Reacting to reports of fresh ceasefire violations by Pakistan in the Samba Sector of Jammu and Kashmir, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday said that diplomats of both the nations are holding regular talks over the issue and added that he was sure that the country would come to the right path one day.”Pakistan should not have done this. The diplomats of both the nations are constantly in touch and I am sure they will come on the right path one day,” said Singh. Earlier in the day, Pakistani troops violated the ceasefire again by resorting to overnight firing on 15 border outposts in the Samba Sector of Jammu and Kashmir, leaving one civilian injured on Thursday. The firing is believed to have started around midnight.The latest ceasefire violation comes after Islamabad reportedly summoned India’s Deputy High Commissioner to that country last evening to register its protest over the alleged killing of four Pakistani Rangers by the Border Security Force (BSF) in the border areas of the Samba Sector in Jammu and Kashmir.Earlier on Wednesday there were reports of fresh ceasefire violations from Pakistani troops in the same area which killed one BSF jawan- Constable Sri Ram and another jawan suffered minor injuried, besides killing the four Pakistani Rangers in the exchange of firing.Cross-border violence has, in recent months, been the worst in over a decade. In October, at least 20 civilians were killed on both sides.