According to the sources, India has responded strongly to Pakistan. Army Chief's comments came as the Pakistani troops targeted 50 security outposts and three dozen hamlets with heavy mortar shelling and firing overnight along the entire 192-km international border in Jammu and Kashmir.

While Indian Air Force (IAF) chief Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha on Wednesday said that India wants to resolve the issue of ceasefire violations by Pakistan as soon as possible."We do not want to let the issue become serious. We want peace and tranquility, and good relations with neighbours," said the IAF chief who is also the chairman of the Chiefs of Staff Committee.


"We are all concerned and want an early solution to it and security forces are working towards it," he said.

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It is worth mentioning that two people were killed and 25 were injured as Pakistani troops fired on the international border in Jammu and Kashmir's Samba district. Pakistan fired through the night and did not stop as the day broke.


"Two people have died and five are injured in Pakistan mortar shelling in Chilyari village in Samba district today. The injured have been shifted to government medical college (GMC) hospital in Jammu city for treatment.BSF is also retaliating effectively to silence Pakistan guns in the area," said a senior police official.

With Wednesday's incident, the number of people killed in Pakistan shelling on civilian areas in Jammu region has gone up to seven, while the number of injured has risen to 55. The latest series of Pakistan ceasefire violations on the LoC and the international border started October  6.


Twenty people, including 15 civilians, were injured in overnight Pakistani firing at the border in Jammu and Kashmir. Pakistan Rangers again started firing at Indian positions in Hira Nagar sector of the international border in Kathua district on Wednesday morning.

"Four army soldiers were injured in Pakistan firing on the LoC in Poonch district, one BSF trooper and 15 civilians were injured in firing by Pakistan Rangers on the international border in Jammu district during Tuesday night," added the official.


In retaliation to Pakistan targeting civilian habitations in Jammu and Kashmir, the Union Home Ministry on Wednesday put on hold a scheduled flag meeting between Pakistan and Indian paramilitary forces to discuss the recent hostilities.


Union Minister of State (PMO) Jitendra Singh, who represents the Jammu Lok Sabha seat in parliament, is arriving on Wednesday to review the border situation.


More than 20,000 residents of 30 villages along the international border in Jammu region have been shifted to safer locations.


On Monday, Pakistani troops violated ceasefire by resorting to heavy firing and shelling in Arnia belt along IB in Jammu in which 5 people were killed and 34 others were injured.


On October 3, Pakistani troops and rangers violated ceasefire in Gulamarg sector of Kashmir Valley and in Poonch and Jammu sectors in which a girl was killed and six persons were injured.

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