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Jammu: An Army soldier was killed when Pakistan violated ceasefire by heavily shelling forward areas and posts with mortar bombs along the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir’s Rajouri district Thursday, officials said.

Pakistani troops violated ceasefire in Keri belt of Sunderbani sector this morning, they said.

One soldier was was killed in Pakistani firing, they added.

Pakistani troops have violated the ceasefire over 110 times along the LoC since January.

On Monday night, Pakistan army initiated unprovoked ceasefire violation by resorting to shelling with mortar bombs and firing of small arms along the LoC in Akhnoor and Sunderbani sectors, a defence spokesman had said.

An Army soldier was killed and four others were injured Monday when Pakistan Army violated the ceasefire by resorting to heavy mortar shelling and firing along the LoC in Rajouri district.

“Rifleman Karamjeet Singh was critically injured and later succumbed to injuries,” the spokesman had said.

The border skirmishes witnessed a spurt after India’s air strike on a Jaish-e-Mohammed terror camp in Balakot, Pakistan, on February 26 in response to the February 14 Pulwama attack that killed 40 CRPF personnel.

The year 2018 witnessed the highest number of ceasefire violations — 2,936 — by Pakistani troops in the last 15 years along the Indo-Pak border.

Pakistan continues to violate the 2003 ceasefire agreement with India despite repeated calls for restraint and adherence to the pact during flag meetings between the two sides.


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  1. Developing fighter jets is a very very difficult job.Even now engine of LCA is American 404 and similarly engine of J17 is of Russian origins. But one will have to start and donot wastethe labour of 30 years. Upgrade the facilities and and should strive hard to make our own warplanes if needed with forgein collaboration. America can ground the whole fleet of F 16 while sitting in America. Nobody wants to part with high techs. Strive hard and be successful .

  2. Main problem is HAL + bureaucracy + Past generation short term thinkers. No company in the world has ever wanted to partner HAL., Because of it’s worst standards. The best example is MIG fighters, whose spare parts when manufactured by HAL brought disgrace to the fighter itself. Accidents took lives of our brave fighter pilots, but the reason had always been HAL. In the Rafael case , the same thing happened, Dassault aviation knowing the standards of HAL became reluctant. Unless there is a complete overhaul of quality standards both physically and mentally in HAL + Farsighted thinkers & bureaucrats we will have to rely entirely on off the shelf buying of aircraft and weapons.

  3. एक बाबू को बॉर्डर पर बैठा दो रजिस्टर लेकर। रोज़ का cease fire violation नोट करता रहेगा और नेताजी को बताएगा, कड़ी निंदा करने के लिए।

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