One jawan was killed in a fresh encounter in Kalaroos area of Kupwara district on Tuesday.

A Director General of Military Operations (DGMO) level talk between India and Pakistan has to take place on Tuesday where Indian Army is likely to raise the issue of ceasefire violations to their Pakistani counterpart.

Meanwhile, continuous ceasefire violations by Pakistan along the international border drew ire of villagers, who have to run in the midnight to save their lives.

People living along the de-facto border have been under constant threat of the firing. Many villages at the border have been abandoned.

There have been 21 ceasefire violations in less than a fortnight and 23 in the month of August. Since July 16, there have been 33 ceasefire violations in the Valley.

Meanwhile, BJP national president Amit Shah and MoS PMO Jitendra Singh on Monday visited people who have migrated from border hamlets and are put up in safe shelters in RS Pura.

Pakistani firing worst since 1971 war: BSF

Jammu: The Border Security Force (BSF) said on Tuesday that it was for the first time after the 1971 war that Pakistani troops were firing at Indian posts on such a massive scale.

BSF Director General DK Pathak said, "It is for the first time after the 1971 war that Pakistani troops have been violating the ceasefire on the international border on such a large scale, targeting even civilian areas in Jammu and Kashmir.”

Pathak was speaking to the media at the Miran Sahib headquarters of the BSF in Jammu district.

He said the BSF had been effectively retaliating against the Pakistani military on the international border.

“We are giving them a befitting reply as we ensure that no civilian areas on their side are affected by our response," he said.

Pathak said there were 25-30 launching pads where heavily armed militants were waiting on the Pakistan side to infiltrate into Jammu and Kashmir.

"These launching pads are located in schools, community halls and forest areas on the other side," he said.

Pathak is also visiting a government medical college hospital in Jammu to meet those injured by Pakistan firing.

The BSF guards the 210 km long international border in the three districts of Jammu, Samba and Kathua in Jammu region.

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