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India lodges protest with Pakistan over ceasefire violation

Pakistan Rangers violated the ceasefire twice on Wednesday. Photo shows BSF jawans in Pargwal village in Akhnoor district.  

Pakistan Rangers on Thursday targeted five border outposts (BoPs) and some civilian areas in R.S. Pura and Tawi forward belts. Four persons were reportedly injured in the incident.

“BSF troops guarding the border line retaliated effectively and the firing exchange continued till 0530 hours today,” a BSF officer said.

Meanwhile, India has lodged protest with Pakistan over the ceasefire violation in Akhnoor sector in Jammu. A 42-year-old woman >was killed in the firing on Wednesday.

According to government sources, India lodged protest both in Islamabad as well as in Delhi over the incident. “Our High Commissioner in Islamabad raised the issue with the Pakistan Foreign Office and Pakistan High Commissioner in Delhi was also conveyed India’s concerns regarding ceasefire violation in which one woman was killed and some people injured,” they said.

Pakistan Rangers violated the ceasefire twice on Wednesday, resorting to firing and mortar shelling in the Akhnoor sector. There have been nine ceasefire violation in July.

These violations come ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s scheduled visit Jammu on Friday to attend the centenary celebrations of former State Finance Minister Girdhari Lal Dogra.

"Spy" drone issue

Pakistan army on Wednesday claimed to have >shot down an Indian “spy” drone which it alleged was being used for aerial photography near the Line of Control (LoC).

Pakistan has summoned the Indian envoy in Islamabad over “spy” drone issue, officials said.

Pakistan claimed that the drone was “brought down for violation of Pakistan’s territorial integrity.”

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