Jammu: Hours before US President Barack Obama’s arrival in India, Pakistani Rangers resorted to small arms firing along the International Border in Jammu district, forcing the BSF to retaliate. “Pakistani Rangers resorted to intermittent small arms firing on Jogwan border out post in R S Pura border belt along the IB in Jammu district during the intervening night of January 24 and 25”, a Police officer told PTI. They fired on the post around 1 AM, he said.
BSF troops guarding the borderline retaliated resulting in intermittent brief exchanges which continued for a few minutes, he said, adding there was no loss of life or injury to anyone in the firing. On January 22, Pak Rangers and BSF exchanged fire after BSF, suspecting movement of some persons, fired few rounds and the Pakistani side also fired few rounds after hearing sound in Regaal Border Out Post (BoP) area along the IB in Samba district. On January 21, BSF foiled an infiltration bid in Arnia sub-sector.
Pakistani Rangers had on January 20 violated the ceasefire by resorting to firing by small arms on Border Out Posts (BoPs) along the International Border in Jammu district, prompting the BSF to retaliate. On January 13 and 12, there was small arms firing by Pakistani Rangers in Samba sector. Pakistan also resorted to firing of mortar shells and small arms along the IB in Hiranagar belt of Kathua district on January 11.