The Border Security Force has lodged a strong protest with Pakistan Rangers over ceasefire violation in forward areas along the India-Pak border in Samba sector in which one Indian jawan was injured.

In the fourth ceasefire violation this month, Pakistani troops opened fire along Samba district of Jammu and Kashmir on December 30, 2011 injuring the BSF jawan.

“We have lodged a strong protest with Pakistan Rangers over firing and ceasefire violation at a flag meeting on International Border (IB) in Samba sector yesterday,” a senior BSF officer said.

“Pakistan Rangers denied their involvement in firing during the meeting when the BSF raised the issue with them,” he said, adding “this is their usual reply that they do not know about the incident”.

A team of BSF officers led by the Commandant of 82 Battalion S.C. Yadav had held a flag meeting with Pak Rangers led by Commander Lt. Col. Raja Shahid at Khowara Post along the IB in Samba district.

On December 22, 2011 Pakistani troops had targeted Indian posts with over 700 rounds of small arms fire to give cover to a group of infiltrating militants along the Line of Control in Nangi Tikri-Krishna Gati area of Poonch district.

On December 14, troops foiled an infiltration bid by a group of militants along the LoC in Tarkundi forest belt of Bhimbergali sector in Poonch district.

Pakistanis troops indulged in small arms fire and rocket attacks on Indian Posts in Krishnagati sub-sector along the LoC in Poonch district on December 5, 2011. Pakistan troops had also fired at Indian posts in Kupwara district on December 4, 2011.

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