Pak at it again; Commits another ceasefire violation(Jammu, Sept 30, 2016, PTI): In another act of ceasefire violation, Pakistani troops opened fire from small arms along the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir's Akhnoor district.
This is the fifth ceasefire violation this month and the third in the past 36 hours.
"There was small arms firing (from Pakistan on forward posts) along the LoC in Pallanwala, Chapriyal and Samnam areas of Jammu district during the night," Deputy Commissioner, Jammu, Simrandeep Singh said.
There was no loss of life or injury to anyone in the firing, he said.
Yesterday, Pakistani troops had resorted to firing in Balnoie area of Mendhar sector without any casualty.
On September 28, the Pakistan Army had violated the ceasefire by opening fire on Indian Army posts along the LoC in Sabzian area Poonch sector.
Pakistani troops had fired on Army posts along LoC in Poonch sector on September 6.
On September 2, Pakistan troops had violated the ceasefire by firing on forward Army posts along the LoC in Akhnoor sector.
Last year, 16 civilians were killed and 71 others injured in 405 incidents of crossborder firing by Pakistan, the officer said.
Pakistan Occupied Kashmir is part of India: Rathore(New Delhi, Sep 30, 2016, PTI): Surgical strikes by Indian army were done to disable the enemy who was all set to attack us and the action targetted terrorists, Union minister Rajyavardhan Rathore said.
No territorial violations have been committed during the operations as Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (PoK) is part of India, he added.
He also said that it was an ‘’antiterrorist strike” and LoC can’t prevent us from going about it.
He said India is "not fond" of doing all these but will take action to protect its citizens.
"If you force us, we will. To protect our nation, we will stand together and carry out preemptive strikes. Our PM Modi tried his best to create an atmosphere of freindship. But, Pakistan should be consider it our weakness”, he said.warned.
The Minister is a retired Colonel. Pakistan must realise that these terrorists are threatening the entire humanity including Pakistanis, he added.
Don't mix art and terrorism: Salman Khan(New Delhi, Sep 30, 2016, PTI): Please don't mix art and terrorism, Bollywood star Salman Khan has urged. Pakistani artistes are not terrorists, he added.
The Indian Motion Picture Producers Association passed a resolution yesterday to ban Pakistani actors from the industry following the deadly Uri attacks.
The actor said the action (surgical strike) taken by the Indian Army is proper as it was against terrorism, but he would prefer to have a situation of peace and harmony.
Salman said that he supports Indian army's action against terrorism. "I think if we lived in peace an harmony it would have been better for everyone and especially for common people", he said while speaking at the launch of his jewellery range for Being Human.
Modi to take a look at the overall situation today(New Delhi, Sep 30, 2016, PTI): A day after the surgical strikes, Prime Minister Narendra Modi may review the situation at the LoC and international border with Pakistan at a meeting of the Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS).
Tensions have increased and Modi is planning to take stock of the ground situation.
Pakistan is still sticking on to their claims that no surgical strikes took place. But, it is interesting to note that PM Nawaz Sharif has called a cabinet meeting today.
Yesterday, Pakistan summoned Indian High Commissioner Gautam Bambawale over "unprovoked firing" by India. Two Pakistan soldiers were killed in the attack.
Uri attack: One more Indian soldier succumbs to injuries(New Delhi, Sep 30, 2016, PTI): One more soldier, who was critically injured in the Uri attack, today died of his wounds, taking the toll to 19.
The soldier was undergoing treatment at Army's Research and Referral Hospital here.
He succumbed to his injuries, defence sources said.
The Uri Army base was attacked by heavilyarmed Pakistani terrorists on September 18 in which 18 soldiers were killed.
India carried out surgical strikes on seven terror launch pads across the LoC on the intervening night of September 28 and 29, seen as a reprisal for the Uri attack.