Ceasefire violation: BSF reacts to Pakistan firing in Arnia sector

DN Correspondent

Pakistan violated ceasefire on Friday morning by opening fire as a warning to the Border Security Force (BSF) troops deployed in Arnia sector of Jammu and Kashmir.

BSF Army
BSF Army

Jammu: Pakistan violated ceasefire on Friday morning by opening fire as a warning to the Border Security Force (BSF) troops deployed in Arnia sector of Jammu and Kashmir.

"Friday morning Pakistan Rangers fired few bullets warning our troops working aheadof fence with tractor in Arnia area and our troops also retaliated with few rounds of fire," said the BSF in a statement.

Few shells of small mortar firing also took place from bothside but no loss and damage has been reported so far.

Earlier, two Pakistan Army soldiers were injured in retaliatory firing from the Indian side post a ceasefire violation in the Nowshera sector of Jammu and Kashmir on the intervening night of Wednesday and Thursday.

Indian Home Minister Rajanth Singh said in hisearlier  statement that he has given the BSF a 'free hand' in dealing effectively with Pakistan over cross-border firing.

"There is my standing order to theDirector General of the Border Security Force (BSF) that first bullet shouldn't be fired from our side but if Pakistan fires bullet then bullets fired from our side shouldn't be counted," he said. (With ANI inputs) 
 

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