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J&K: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh to visit Kargil War Memorial

News Agencies | Updated on: 11 February 2017, 5:45 IST

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh will visit the Kargil War Memorial at Dras in Jammu and Kashmir, on Tuesday. He will lay a wreath in honour of the brave Indian soldiers at the memorial.

Following this, he will interact with a cross-section of people in Kargil and hold meetings with delegations of political parties, civil society groups and individuals and take their views on development related issues as well.

In wake of the terror attack in Baramulla, on Monday Rajnath Singh said security forces are giving a befitting reply to terrorists from the other side of the border.

The Home Minister earlier today spoke to the National Security Advisor and the Director General of Border Security Force (BSF) in wake of the terror attack in Baramulla and reviewed the situation.

Meanwhile, in yet another ceasefire violation, Pakistani troops resorted to heavy shelling and firing along the LoC in Naushera sector in Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir this morning.

Pakistani forces started unprovoked firing and shelling in civilian areas and on forward Indian posts around 5 am. Troops guarding the border line retaliated effectively.

Heavy exchange of fire is still underway. There is no report of any casualty or injury to the Indian side.

Indian Army has given befitting reply to the unprovoked shelling by Pakistan in civilian areas of Poonch district along the LoC yesterday in which five civilians including three women were injured and some shops were gutted in fire.

Indian troops targeted Pakistani posts, from where the shelling was initiating, effectively to silent the guns. Intermittent heavy exchanges were heard throughout the night.

The escalated tension along the LoC and International Border has been forcing the border people to shift to safer places.


First published: 4 October 2016, 10:14 IST