Pakistan desperate to push terrorists inside India, kills army porter in LOC firing

Srinagar, July 29: An Army porter was killed after Pakistan Army shelled forwarded posts of the Indian Army along Line of Control (LoC) in Uri sector of Baramulla district on Wednesday afternoon. Pakistan has been resorting to ceasefire violations with an aim to push terrorists inside India. However, Indian Army is retaliating firmly and not giving any chance to the terrorists to sneak in.

Army said that a porter, working with 11 Mahar Unit of the Indian Army was killed by sniper fire from across the LoC near Lachipora post of Uri sector. The slain porter has been identified as 26-year-old Altaf Hussain Jundal and a resident of Gohlan village of Uri.

Meanwhile, Pakistan Army continued its ceasefire violation along the Line of Control (LoC) in Gugaldhar and Matchil sectors of border district Kupwara.

A senior official said that Pakistan resorted to ceasefire violation by targeting Indian positions without any provocation in Machil and Gulgaldhar sectors of Kupwara district in the Kashmir division on Tuesday afternoon. “Pakistan Army fired with mortars and other weapons, in violation of ceasefire agreement between the two countries,” he said.

“Pakistan is making efforts to send more Jaish-e-Mohammad and Lashkar-e-Taiba cadres into Kashmir. For that, they are trying to use the International Border sector in Jammu or the LoC,” a senior Army officer told News Intervention. “Efforts are also being made in northern parts of Kashmir to push more terrorists into this side under the garb of ceasefire violations. The Indian Army is foiling these efforts there,” he added.

There has been a spurt in Pakistani shelling along the border in Jammu and Kashmir this year. The officer said that security grid at the border as well as in the hinterland were working in tandem to defeat the efforts against peace in the union territory.

Sageer Ahmad
Sageer Ahmad
Sageer Ahmad is a research scholar based in Jammu & Kashmir.

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