Indian Army Captain Injured As Pakistan Violates Ceasefire In J&K's Poonch District

| January 17 , 2018 , 08:40 IST

An Indian Army Captain was injured on Tuesday when Pakistani troops violated the ceasefire along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district by opening fire at Indian posts along the LoC.

"There was a ceasefire violation by the Pakistan Army. They resorted to firing along the LoC in Chakan Da Bagh area in Poonch this evening," a security force official said on Tuesday.

Indian troops retaliated to the ceasefire violation and the exchange of fire continued till late night, security force officials said. The injured Army Captain has been hospitalised, officials added.

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Already on Monday, authorities had suspended cross-LoC bus service between Chakan Da Bagh in Poonch sector and Rawalakot due to heightened tension on the LoC.

On Monday, the security forces in Jammu and Kashmir secured a double victory, by neutralising 5 Jaish-e-Mohammad terrorists in the Uri sector and killing 7 Pakistani soldiers in retaliation for the death of an Indian soldier in a ceasefire violation on Saturday. The JeM terrorists were reportedly planning a suicide attack during the Republic Day celebrations on January 26.

India has adopted a swift retribution mechanism, responding effectively to transgressions along the LoC, becoming a cause of concern for Pakistan. Army Chief General Bipin Rawat, during the Army Day celebrations on January 15, reiterated that the Indian forces would retaliate effectively wherever required.