Army chief General MM Naravane (Photo Credit: PTI)
With the growing reports of ceasefire violations by the Pakistan army in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch sector. Army chief General MM Naravane on Tuesday visited Nagrota to review the ongoing security situation there. Naravane will be briefed by top military commanders about situation and Pakistan's attempts of infiltrating terrorists on LoC, news agency ANI reported citing Army sources.
Military commanders will also review the measures taken by the army to neutralise Pakistan's attempts there. The sources further added that the Army chief has given clear instructions to commanders to give a befitting reply to Pakistan Army in case of provocation by them on LoC.
Earlier today, Pakistani troops violated the ceasefire and resorted to firing and shelling along the Line of Control (LoC) in two sectors of Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch district, officials said. The firing and shelling by the Pakistani troops triggered a fear psychosis among the LoC residents in the wake of recent casualties and damage to a few houses, they added.
The Pakistani troops resorted to small arms firing and shelling along the LoC in the Shahpur and Kirni sectors for a brief period on Tuesday, the officials said, adding that there were no reports of any casualties. The Indian troops retaliated the Pakistani firing, they said. The residents of Shapur, Balakote, Gulpur and Krini, which have been targeted by Pakistani troops with heavy shelling, fear for their lives as they demand bunkers and putting and end to the shelling.