'Pak violated ceasefire 1,000 times after nullification of Article 370'
In 2019, Pakistan flouted the ceasefire 2,300 times in J&K, of which 1,000 instances of Pakistan resorting to artillery fire or shelling happened after the abrogation of Article 370
Pakistan has violated ceasefire along the Line of Control (LoC) over 1,000 times following the nullification of Articles 370 and 35A in Jammu and Kashmir - a span of just four months since August 5 - defence spokesperson Lt Col Devendra Anand said on Monday.
"In 2019, Pakistan flouted the ceasefire 2,300 times in J&K, of which 1,000 instances of Pakistan resorting to artillery fire or shelling happened after the abrogation of Article 370," he said while addressing an event to mark 'Vijay Diwas' on Monday.
The Centre on August 5 nullified Articles 370 and 35A, which provided special status tothe erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir, paving the way for its bifurcation into the Union Territories of J&K and Ladakh. "Our troops are alert and maintaining vigil along the borders and we have successfully foiled all cross-border attempts of infiltration as well," Lt Col Anand said.The Indian Army on Monday celebrated the victory of 1971 war against Pakistan as 'Vijay Diwas' and paid tributes to the soldiers who laid their lives for the country.
On this day, the Indian Army had forced Pakistan's General Niazi to surrender along with 93,000 troops.'Vijay Diwas' was also commemorated at Balidan Stambh on Monday morning in a wreath-laying ceremony with full military honours. Major General Sharad Kapur, general officer commanding of Tiger Division, laid floral wreaths at 'Balidan Stambh' and 'Tiger War Memorial.' For Reprint Rights: timescontent.com
(Courtesy : The Times of India)