Jammu: Repeated incidences of cease-fire violation by Pakistani troops have created tensions along Indo-Pak border. Pak rangers on Friday continued firing for the third consecutive day targeting Abdullian post in RS Pura sector of Jammu. Pak troops heavily fired with mortar-shells on the post as well as villages in the vicinity.

Nearly 150 villages have so far been evacuated due to heavy shelling from Pakistani side.

Sources say that the BSF has asked the residents of Abdullain to leave the area as shelling from across the border could intensify. The shelling from Pakistani side started on Independence Day which has not yet stopped. Many mortar shells were found lying in the fields. The farmers working in the fields caught unprepared when the shelling started from Pakistani side. After a lot of difficulty they could manage to escape from the area. BSF personnel also strongly responded to the Pakistani shelling.

BSF officials visited the area and took stock of the situation after which they advised the villagers not to go to their fields until shelling from across the border stops. Ravi Chaudhary, a local resident, said that over half population of his village have moved to safer places.

This is ninth incident of violation of cease-fire by Pak troops during the last 11 days.

Army chief visits Ladakh

Amid ongoing incidences of violation of cease-fire by Pak troops, Army Chief, General Vikram Singh on Friday arrived in Leh on a three-day visit to boost the morale of Army Jawans at world’s highest battle field-Siachen. It is also believed that the General will take measures to end the growing reports of difference between Army officers and Jawans.  


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