Pakistani Rangers violated the ceasefire by opening fire along the International Border (IB) in the Samba district of Jammu and Kashmir on Monday, a senior BSF officer said.
A BSF spokesman said this is the first-ever ceasefire violation by Pakistan along the IB after the two countries signed a fresh agreement to maintain calm along the border on February 25 this year.
“Pakistan Rangers resorted to unprovoked firing along IB at 0615 hours in Ramgarh sector,” Inspector General of BSF, Jammu frontier, NS Jamwal, told PTI. There was no casualty reported.
India and Pakistan had agreed to strictly adhere to all agreements and clauses on a ceasefire along the Line of Control (LoC) and other sectors in the February agreement. The two countries had earlier signed a ceasefire agreement in 2003, but it was hardly followed in letter and spirit with more violations than an observance of the pact.