Sunday, 10 January 2021 () Pakistan continued ceasefire violations for the second consecutive day at several sectors in J&K — along the International Border (IB) in Kathua and the Line of Control (LoC) in Rajouri and Poonch districts — on Sunday. The spate of violations began in Kathua around 11.10pm on Saturday, to which BSF personnel retaliated effectively, a defence spokesperson said. The initial firefight went on till 1.20am on Sunday, he added.
Ceasefire violation was initiated by Pakistan in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district on January 16. Regular shelling has been a major problem for the locals. People living in the Balakot sector urged government to not concentrate on elections instead on the people living here. One of the locals said, "The Central government has given the full emphasis on elections, but elections will not resolve people's problems. People want roads, bunkers, they are disturbed due to the regular shelling activities. The emphasis should not be on elections instead authorities should think about the people living here."
Indian Army Chief General MM Naravane lashed out at Pakistan over its continued support to terrorists. Speaking at the Army Day celebration, the Army Chief said that Indian forces have been giving a stern response to provocations at the border and added that around 300 to 400 terrorists are waiting across the border to infiltrate into India. He also added that forces have thwarted numerous infiltration attempts by terrorists into Kashmir. The Army Chief also added that there has been a 44% rise in ceasefire violations by Pakistan. Watch the full video for all the details.
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During the Army Day celebrations on January 15, Indian Army Chief General MM Naravane told that over 200 terrorists near LoC and in counter-terrorism operations in last year. "Around 300-400 terrorists are sitting in training camps near the border to infiltrate into the Indian territory. Number of ceasefire violations went up by 44 per cent last year, which shows the nefarious intentions of Pakistan. Last year, the Army eliminated over 200 terrorists near LoC and in counter-terrorism operations," said General MM Naravane.
BSF detected a tunnel beneath the international border in Jammu and Kashmir's Kathua. Officials said that the tunnel was built from across the border to facilitate terrorists' infiltration. BSF troops detected the tunnel in Bobiyaan village during an operation on Wednesday. Senior BSF and police officers rushed to the spot soon after the incident came to light. "Tunnel detected along ib in the Hira Nagar sector is approximately 150-meter long. Proper engineering effort has gone into the construction of this tunnel. This is a deliberate effort of Pakistan to push in terrorists into India," BSF IG, NS Jamwal said. Last year, BSF detected two such tunnels in Samba district on August 28 and November 22 following successful infiltration by two groups of terrorists who were subsequently neutralized in separate encounters along the Jammu-Srinagar national highway while they were en route to Kashmir in trucks.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi had launched Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (AB-PMJAY) SEHAT for Jammu and Kashmir's residents on December 26. People gathered at centres to register for 'Golden Card' to avail the (AB-PMJAY) SEHAT in Kathua. One of the applicants said, "This is a very good scheme. Treatment costs in private hospitals have gone up. This health care coverage plan will help poor." More than 500 applicants were registered during the camp.
The constructions of bridges in far-flung hilly areas are underway for the better connectivity in JandK's Rajouri. The bridges are being built under the RandB Division of Rajouri. Locals were facing hardship due to lack of connectivity. Hundreds of far-flung hilly areas are now connected with roads and highways of Rajouri district.
People across India are coming to Rajouri's famous tourist spot 'Dehra ki Gali' in Jammu and Kashmir for capturing beautiful snowfalls. The entire region was seen covered with beautiful white layer of snow. Tourists were seen enjoying the beautiful weather and playing with snow. ''Dehra ki Gali' is surrounded with picturesque mountain peaks and dense forest.
Thousands of devotees recently thronged the picturesque Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir to commemorate the urs of the revered Sufi saint, Mian Mehmood Sahib. Cutting across religious lines, devotees offered their special prayers to the saint, who is believed to have lit the path of virtue, wisdom and peace for his fellow beings and followers. They also took part in salutations, supplications, sermons and night long prayers where Sufi Scholars and Imams threw light on the life, religious service, teachings and spiritual strength of the saint who devoted his entire life to serve humanity.
2016's surgical strike continues to haunt Pakistan. Pakistan has claimed that "India is planning surgical strike to divert attention from its 'domestic troubles'". Pakistan Foreign Minister Qureshi claimed that Islamabad has 'credible inputs'. Qureshi's made startling claims during press conference in Abu Dhabi on December 18. "An important development has cropped up [...] I've learned through our intelligence forces [...] that India is planning a surgical strike against Pakistan," Pakistan's news outlet Dawn quoted Qureshi. NSA to Pakistan Prime Minister in a series of tweets echoed with Pakistan Foreign Minister. Foreign Minister's comments come amid frequent ceasefire violations by his country. His claims come days after two Pakistan Army soldiers were killed along the Line of Control (LoC) opposite Naushera sector in Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri district by the Indian Army while retaliating to ceasefire violation by the Pakistan. Qureshi made similar claims in April 2019 when he had said Pakistan has "reliable intelligence" that India will attack. In 2016, days after Pakistani terrorists attacked the Indian Army at Uri in Jammu and Kashmir, Indian Army conducted a surgical strike across Line of Control in Pakistan occupied Kashmir and destroyed launch pads completely, killing many terrorists.
Two terrorists were killed on Sunday during a gunfight with security forces in the higher reaches of Surankote in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district. The terrorists are believed to have infiltrated into this side from across the Line of Control (LoC) about three days ago and were heading for south Kashmir's Shopian district when they were intercepted in a snow-bound area along the Mughal Road in the afternoon, the officials said. The officials said police, assisted by the Army, launched a joint cordon and search operation in remote Chattapani-Dugran village after getting information about the presence of three suspected terrorists. Watch the full video for more details.
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Personnel of the Indian Army carried out a controlled explosion in Jammu and Kashmir on January 10. An improvised explosive device (IED) was neutralised by the Army's bomb squad in the Mendhar area of Poonch. Meanwhile, in Pampore, security forces uncovered an alleged terror hideout in a house's cowshed. AK-47 ammunition, and literature connected to Pakistan-based terror group Lashkar-e-Taiba were reportedly recovered from the hideout. Watch the full video for more.
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ITBP personnel were seen celebrating new year with Covid patients. The personnel gathered at Delhi's Sardar Patel Covid care centre. Two Covid-19 patients were seen cutting cake wearing PPE kits. ITBP is running the Covid care centre in Delhi. This Covid centre is the world’s largest with 10,000 bed capacity. Earlier, BSF soldiers were seen celebrating the new year in Jammu and Kashmir. The soldiers in Poonch district were seen celebrating together. BSF soldiers cut the cake and danced together to welcome the new year.
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Border Security Force detected a tunnel along the International border in Kathua's Hiranagar sector. The detected tunnel was approximately 150 meter long. BSF personnel considered it as a deliberate attempt by Pakistan to push in terrorists into India. BSF, IG NS Jamwal said, "The tunnel detected along IB in Hiranagar sector of Kathua is approx 150 meter long, proper engineering effort has gone into construction of this tunnel. This is a deliberate effort of Pak to push in terrorists into India. It seems that it hasn't been used recently."