Pakistani Rangers fire on Indian post on Independence DayAugust 15th, 2012 - 7:35 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Aug 15 (IANS) Pakistani Rangers opened unprovoked fire in Hira Nagar sector of the international border Wednesday on India’s 66th Independence Day, according to sources in the Border Security Force (BSF).
BSF sources said the Pakistani Rangers opened fire at Pansera post close to the zero line on the international border about 65 km south west of Jammu. The firing lasted for over half an hour.
The Indian side did not retaliate, the sources said.
Pakistani Rangers have been firing at Indian posts almost regularly for the past one week. This was the sixth such incident in the past week, the sources said.
The firing was also a violation of a ceasefire that the Indian and Pakistani governments had agreed to adhere to in November 2003.
India shares a 198-km international border in Jammu region with Pakistan.
- Pakistan Army, Rangers fire on Indian posts on LoC, border (Lead) - Aug 16, 2012
- BSF trooper injured in firing by Pakistani Rangers - Dec 30, 2011
- BSF trooper killed in cross border firing in Jammu - Aug 17, 2012
- Pakistan fires at Indian border post - Aug 15, 2011
- Pakistani Rangers fire at Indian posts in Jammu - Aug 06, 2012
- BSF trooper hurt in Pakistani firing - Jul 21, 2010
- BSF shoots intruder trying to enter India - Jan 21, 2011
- Pakistan violates ceasefire, BSF jawan injured - Jul 21, 2010
- BSF trooper injured in firing from across Kashmir border - May 25, 2010
- BSF trooper injured in cross-border firing near Jammu - Aug 11, 2012
- Pakistan violates ceasefire again, BSF trooper killed - Jul 07, 2010
- India warns Pakistan against ceasefire violations - May 15, 2011
- Tension on Jammu frontier has eased: BSF - Jan 29, 2011
- Indian Army lodges protest with Pakistan on ceasefire violations - Jul 18, 2010
- Two BSF soldiers injured in Pakistani firing - Aug 07, 2012