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3 BSF Jawans were admitted to GMCH Jammu today who got injured in the ongoing truce between India and Pakistan in Arnia sector, R.S. Pura. One of them is critical while two have injured legs and a few minor wounds. In the same area three more BSF Jawans have been admitted in the local hospital of Arnia. The Hospital Management told they have observed 9 cases since last night and the Disaster Ward and many other surgical wards have been arranged for these cases . The staff of Surgical team has been appointed day night to serve these patients for immidiate attention. Medical and Health facilities have been aided for free. Covering units will also be involved if needed and the patrons are issued directions to mobilise more staff and arrang more provisions.An injured Jawan Irfan Khan told, “We can still behead them and if the Government permits us to be back in the field we will answer them real hard this time, We are just injured but ot defeated,we can still fight back if allowed. Kashmir is ours and they can’t even take an inch of our Nation”.
Time: 18:55 pm
Till date 8 persons have died and 75 are injured in Pak firing. Also 51 animals are killed and 153 injured. 33 camps have been organized for the stay of 7000 persons
List of injured admitted in GMC:
1 .Saudagar mal s/o buti ram age 40
2.Buti ram s/o girdhari lal age 70
3. Koshal Kumar s/o saudagar mal age 8
4. Kuldeep Kumar s/o saudagar mal age 15
5. Ct. BSF Vivek Kumar s/o umesh singh r/o Bihar age 24 192 ban rs pura
6. BSF Asi manni bhan s/o ramroop singh r/o rai bralli up posted in 192 ban rs pura age 47
7. Shaku s/o makhan din r/o joda farm age 27
8. Bano Biwi w/o shaku r/o do age 25
9. Mohd Rafi s/o shaku age 8
10. Daud s/o kaka hussain age 35
11Ghulam Fatima w/o Mohd hanief age 28
Time: 15:15 pm
Two women killed in the ongoing truce
The death toll has reached to 8 in the continuous ceasefire violations of Pakistan for over a week. 15 were injured and two women of a family were killed in the course of shelling and firing by Pakistani troops. 50 border out posts and 35 hamlets were targeted over the area of 192 km boundary overnight. over 70 people have been injured including 15 today. Chillary village in Samba was targeted today around 7 15 am and Shakuntla Devi and her daughter-in-law Poli Devi while Poli Devi’s husband and children were injured. Over 1700 inhabitants were moved to safer places today from border hamlet. Among the 15 injured 3 were BSF jawans and all of them have been shifted to GMC hospital as told by the SSP.
Time: 10:45 pm
Army officer, 2 personnel injured in Pak firing across border
Three Army personnel, including a Junior Commissioned Officer (JCO), were injured in heavy Pakistani shelling across the border in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday. Firing also continued at Akhnoor’s Phargwal area and Arnia in RS Pura sector.
“Pakistan is deliberately targeting our civilians which is unacceptable. We will defend our people at all costs,” the Border Security Force (BSF) said.
Defence Minister Arun Jaitley, meanwhile, held a meeting with the chiefs of the Indian Army, Navy and the Air Force as the ceasefire violations continued unabated.
India on Tuesday toughened its stand on the border situation, putting on hold the flag meeting with the Pakistan Army, deciding instead to wait for Islamabad to make the first move.
“The Border Security Force (BSF) has been asked to put on hold the proposal for flag meeting with Pakistan. India has now decided to wait for Pakistan to make the first move,” sources in the government said
Time: 08:20 pm
Firing starts at RS Pura Area and Hiranagar border area.
Jammu and Kashmir Police sounded alert in the bordering hamlets of Samba and Kathua districts and also asked border residents to stay indoors.
Time: 08:15 pm
Migration started from Border Villages of Hiranagar Sector after ceasefire violation. Villagers of Pansar, Pahadpur and Manyari shifting their families from these locations. As per reports heavy firing started around 8:15 p.m.
Time: 04:20 pm
Pakistan continues firing on LoC and IB
Jammu:Continuing its violations of the ceasefire in Jammu and Kashmir Tuesday, Pakistan again resorted to unprovoked firing at another place on the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch district. There were no casualties or damages, officials said.
However, in Pakistani firing along the International Border, ten civilians have been injured in the 24 hours since Monday, said police. These include six people who were wounded when a Pakistan-fired mortar shell exploded in Arnia police station in R.S. Pura sector.
All the injured have been shifted to the Government Medical College Hospital at Jammu for treatment.
Defence spokesman Colonel Manish Mehta told in Jammu, “After violating ceasefire in Balnoi sector, the Pakistan Army again resorted to firing on the LoC at Hamirpur.”
“They used mortars and small arms after which our troops retaliated effectively with same calibre weapons,” he said.
Hamirpur firing exchanges started at 4.20 p.m.
“No casualty or damage has been reported on our side,” the spokesman said.
Pakistan Rangers have been violating ceasefire on the international border in Jammu and Samba districts for the last two days at least at half a dozen places.
Pakistan Rangers resorted to mortar shelling and automatic weapons fire in R.S. Pura, Akhnoor, Kanachak, Pargwal and Ramgarh sectors of the International Border Tuesday.
More than 20,000 villagers from areas close to the borders in Jammu and Samba districts have abandoned their homes and have been lodged at safer places away from the border.
The army guards the LoC while the BSF guards the International Border in J&K.
BSF Director General D.K. Pathak visited the Akhnoor sector to take stock of the situation and ensure that befitting response is given to Pakistan firing.
Pathak told reporters that BSF has been given clear orders to retaliate “effectively” so that Pakistan’s targeting of civilian habitations is stopped.
Time: 03:00 pm
Indian, Pakistani armies clash in Poonch
Jammu: Indian and Pakistani troops clashed Tuesday along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir after the Pakistan Army fired at Indian positions, the military said.
Defence ministry spokesman Colonel Manish Mehta told that Pakistan Army violated the ceasefire in Balnoi sector of the LoC in Poonch district.
The Pakistanis used small arms. “The firing started at 2.20 p.m. And it is still going on. Our troops have effectively retaliated.”
There were no casualties on the Indian side.
Time: 2:20 pm
Another Ceasefire violation by Pakistan at Balnoi Sector
Ceasefire Violation by Pakistan at Balnoi Sector. Pakistan resorted to unprovoked firing at Balnoi Sector using Small Arms at 1420 hours. Firing in progress when the last report came in. No causality reported.
Jammu: Indian and Pakistan security forces in Jammu and Kashmir exchanged a heavy volume of fire across the international border in Jammu and Kashmir’s Jammu district late Monday after the latter again breached the ceasefire, officials said.
“Heavy firing exchanges have started again in Arnia and Kanachak areas of R.S. Pura between Indian and Pakistani troopers at 9.30 p.m.,” a police officer told.
“The BSF is effectively retaliating to the Pakistan Rangers who are using mortars and automatic weapons to violate the ceasefire on the international border.
“We have kept emergency arrangements in readiness to accommodate residents from the areas those are directly affected by Pakistan shelling. The situation is quite tense in the area,” said the officer.
Reports from Arnia and villages around the town said residents have abandoned their homes and are spending the night in makeshift accommodations and houses of relatives away from the affected areas.
The latest exchange of fire broke out after Pakistan Rangers violated the ceasefire on the international border in Jammu district for the third time in a single day.
Five civilians were killed and 29 others, some of them sustaining critical splinter injuries, wounded in Pakistan firing in Arnia during the day.
All lights in Arnia and surrounding villages have been put out and an eerie silence punctured by loud bangs of exploding shells and the fires they emit ruled the villages, which had been abuzz with normal activities of life till Sunday.
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