Guns Continue To Roar Along IB In Jammu; Army Chief Lands in Winter Capital

Srinagar: India and Pakistan on Saturday exchanged gunfire in the Akhnoor sector of the International Border (IB) in Jammu and Kashmir.

“Pakistan Rangers targeted Border Security Force BSF positions on the International Border in Akhnoor sector of Jammu district today (Saturday) morning. Rangers used small arms and automatics,” reports said.

However, Pakistani media quoting its army said, “Indian army troops stationed along Line of Control and IB violated the ceasefire which was duly retaliated by our men.”

“BSF has retaliated Pakistan firing using same calibre weapons. Intermittent firing exchanges are still going on in the area,” reports added.

The firing, which started at 4 am, is still underway. “This is the third ceasefire violation in Akhnoor sector in last 36 hours.”

Meanwhile, Indian army chief General Dalbir Singh arrived in winter capital this morning to review border security situation in Jammu and Kashmir.

“He will take stock of the prevailing situation on the borders in the state,” reports said.  “He will receive a briefing at the Udhampur headquarters of the Northern Command.”

“GOC-in-C of Northern Command and the three corps commanders of 14, 15 and 16 will be present during the briefing session,” the reported added.

“It is likely the Army Chief might visit some forward positions on the Line of Control (LoC),” they said.