Guns fall silent along India-Pak border

Updated - November 16, 2021 07:00 pm IST

Published - July 21, 2014 02:11 pm IST - Jammu

After five days of firing along the International Border in the sector, guns fell silent on Monday with no ceasefire violation from the Pakistan side.

“There was no firing or mortar shelling by Pakistani Rangers since Sunday night and calm has returned to the IB,” a BSF official told PTI .

But the fear and threat of firing and shelling of mortars is prevalent among the population along the IB in R S Pura and Arnia sub-sectors of Jammu district.

“The threat of unprovoked firing is there. But we have already made arrangements for safe shelters and identified them for shifting the border people in case of increased firing and shelling,” Divisional Commissioner Jammu division Shant Manu said.

“The situation has now returned to normalcy as firing has come to a halt,” he said.

In a major ceasefire violation on Sunday, Pakistan Rangers indulged in heavy firing and shelling of mortar bombs on 15 border outposts (BoPs) and several villages along the International Border in Jammu district, damaging houses and killing livestock.

The firing and shelling targeted the BoPs and several border hamlets in Arnia and RS Pura belts of Jammu district, a senior government official had said.

The official said BSF troops guarding the borderline retaliated to Pakistan shelling, resulting in exchanges, which continued till the morning.

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