3 Army soldiers, 3 civilians killed in multiple ceasefire violations along LoC
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3 Army soldiers, 3 civilians killed in multiple ceasefire violations along LoC
Three soldiers were killed in two separate locations in Jammu and Kashmir while foiling infiltration bids by Pakistan-backed terrorists and ceasefire violation by the troops of the neighbouring country.
Two soldiers were killed in the Uri sector while one was killed in the Gurez sector, Army sources informed.
Three civilians were killed and several other sustained injuries as Pakistan Army carried out unprovoked ceasefire violations in multiple sectors from Uri to Gurez along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir.
The agreement between India and Pakistan to cease firing along the Line of Control (LoC) has brought happiness among residents of border areas in the Uri sector in JandK's Baramulla as they can now lead their normal lives. "We are very happy that the Commanders from both sides have agreed to observe the ceasefire in a meeting. Cross-border firings cause big problems in the lives of people living along the border. We used to face all kinds of troubles and difficulties. We are thankful to the government for this step. Now, we can live in peace," said Abdul Razzak, a border resident. The residents in the border areas of Nabila village, along the LoC, in Uri sector are hoping for peace after India and Pakistan reiterated commitment for a ceasefire on borders. Another resident of the border area, Farid Khan said, "I am a resident of Nabila. The ceasefire observance decision has brought great relief to all of us living along the border. Our children could not go to school earlier. We had to face difficulties in our daily life. I want to thank both Indian and Pakistani the government for the move." Ceasefire violations, cross-LoC firings and shelling are the biggest hurdle in the lives of people living near border areas of the Uri sector in Baramulla. Firing and shelling only bring pain for civilians living along LoC. Now, they are hoping that their problems will be solved after the ceasefire agreement. The Uri sector witnessed a spurt in ceasefire violations during the last year. More than 12 people, including soldiers, were killed in more than 36 ceasefire violations while hundreds of structures suffered damage. The most deadly ceasefire violation took place on November 13 last year in Kamalkote, when four civilians and two soldiers were killed while a civilian had lost both his legs. The incident caused massive damage to the property as well, forcing locals to flee temporarily from the area. Speaking to ANI, the Sarpanch of Nabila Village, Shahid-ul-Islam said, "Earlier due to mortar shelling, we had to face many problems. Our children also had difficulties going to school. We couldn't even take out our cattle to pastures. First of all I especially want to thank the Indian government for taking the initiative for this great step," he added. Border residents of Nabila Village of Uri thanked prime ministers of both the countries for taking this step. Earlier on February 25, after discussions between the Director Generals of Military Operations of India and Pakistan, the two sides have to cease firing along the LoC and all other sectors with effect from midnight of February 24 to 25.
Ceasefire along Line of Control won't affect counter-terrorist operations, assured Northern Command, GOC-in-C, Lieutenant General YK Joshi on February 23 while addressing the Gallantry awards ceremony in Udhampur. "Joint statement by Director Generals of Military Operation of India and Pakistan, of both sides agreeing for strict observance of all agreements, understandings and cease firing along LoC from February 24-25, won't affect counter-terrorist operations. We will continue to remain alert," said Lt. General Joshi.
Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha took the first jab of COVID-19 vaccine at Government Medical College and Hospital in Jammu on March 04. The second phase of vaccination against coronavirus began on March 01, which covers people above the age of 60 years and those above the age of 45 years with comorbidities.
The Government of India (GoI) has launched many schemes for the betterment of common people especially those who lives in rural and backward areas of Jammu and Kashmir. The Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY) has improved mobility of local people in JandK and also generates employment in the areas. Locals of JandK's Udhampur got jobs through this scheme and also appreciated the govt's
IAF chief RKS Bhadauria said that airpower can bring asymmetric results if time and place are chosen correctly. The IAF chief was speaking at a book launch event in New Delhi's Air Force Museum. Bhadauria released Retired Air Marshal Bharat Kumar's book 'The Epic Battle of Longewala'. "Pakistan Army's plan of armoured thrust was brilliant, but they didn't factor in airpower. 'They thought what could half a squadron sitting in Jaisalmer do? It was their mistake. Airpower can bring asymmetric results if the time and place are chosen correctly," he said. The Battle of Longewala took place in December 1971 in the Thar desert of Rajasthan.
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During the release of 'The Epic Battle of Longewala' book, Indian Air Force chief Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria said that Pakistan Army's plan of armoured thrust was brilliant, however it didn't factor in airpower. "Pak Army's plan of armoured thrust was brilliant. But they didn't factor in airpower and thought what would half a squadron sitting in Jaisalmer would do, it was their mistake. Airpower can bring asymmetric results if time and place are chosen correctly," said IAF chief in the event at the Air Force Museum today. 'The Epic Battle of Longewala' has been authored by Air Marshal Bharat Kumar (Retd.).
Ahead of 72nd Republic Day, Pakistan once again violated ceasefire along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district on January 25. The Pakistan Army fired with small arms and shelled mortars. Meanwhile, the Indian Army retaliated befittingly. Locals are in fear due to the continuous shelling activity in Karmara sector.
The Free Balochistan Movement Germany Branch held a protest in front of the Pakistani Consulate in Frankfurt. The protesters shouted slogans against Pakistan and also held banners expressing solidarity with the families of the state victims of enforced disappearance in Balochistan. A large number of people in Balochistan have gone missing who locals allege have been kidnapped by security agencies. A majority of them are languishing in detention centres for years whereas some are extra-judicially killed and tortured. Watch the full video for all the details.
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The Free Balochistan Movement Germany Branch organized a protest in front of the Pakistani Consulate in Frankfurt to express solidarity with the families of the state victims of enforced disappearance in Balochistan and to inform the international community about Pakistan and Iran's atrocities against the Baloch people. Demonstrators held banners and placards with various slogans. They also chanted slogans against Pakistani and Iranian atrocities. A large number of people in Balochistan have done missing which the locals allege are kidnapped by security agencies. A majority of them are languishing in detention centres for years whereas some are extra-judicially killed and tortured. A large number of Baloch youth, who have migrated to the West, are raising their voice against Pakistan's atrocities on the Baloch people.
Mortal remains of Rifleman Sukhbir Singh brought to his native village Khawaspur in Tarn Taran district of Punjab on November 28. He lost his life in action in the ceasefire violation by Pakistan Army..