Indian Army Shall Give A Proper Reply, Says Rajnath Singh On Rajouri Ceasefire Violation

| February 5 , 2018 , 15:00 IST

Pakistan army's most recent ceasefire violation along the border in Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday resulted in the death of 4 soldiers of the Indian Army, including a Captain, enraging the nation.

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday condemned the cross-border firing by Pakistan, and said that he has full faith in the valour of the Indian Army and that a fitting response would be given to Pakistan.

"Have full faith in the valour of our soldiers, and they shall give proper reply," Rajnath Singh said to media.

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Vice Chief of Army Staff Sarath Chand said that it goes without saying that the army would retaliate against Pakistan's ceasefire violations, and that action would speak for itself.

"That (retaliation) goes without saying, I think I don't have to say that. Action will speak for itself," said Chand.

Minister of state for home affairs Hansraj Ahir also condemned the ceasefire violation, saying that it would prove costly for them.

"We will not forgive Pakistan's actions. It will prove to be Pakistan's foolishness and will cost them dearly," said Ahir.

The Pakistani Army opened fire on the Indian Army's posts on Sunday in the Bhimber Gali sector, to which "The Indian Army retaliated strongly and effectively, and heavy damage has been inflicted on Pakistani posts," an Army spokesperson said.

Army Captain Kapil Kundu, from Ransika village in Gurgaon district, is the second Army officer to have died in the past 40 days due to Pakistan's firing. The other soldiers that were killed in the ceasefire violation have been identified as riflemen Ram Avtar and Shubam Singh, and havaldar Roshan Lal.