In wake of the constant ceasefire violations by Pakistan, the Indian Army on Sunday hit out at the Pakistan Army by calling it 'coward and unprofessional'.
Addressing a press conference here, Brigadier YS Ahlawat of 12th Indian Infantry Brigade said,"Since February 19, Pakistan Army has been continuously carrying out ceasefire violations along the LoC in Uri sector. Displaying extreme cowardice and unprofessionalism, it has been targeting innocent villagers and causing damage to their houses through mortar shelling."
Brigadier Ahlawat further said that the Indian Army has been giving a befitting reply by retaliating to the incessant firing from the other side of the border.
The Army official also added that the villagers have been evacuated and the Army has swung into action to provide relief to them.
"Villagers have been evacuated to a government school in Uri. The Army has swung into action and provided immediate relief to villagers including food, medicine, drinking water, and sleeping bags," added the brigadier
India and Pakistan, in January 2003, agreed to a formal ceasefire along the International Border, the Line of Control and the Actual Ground Position Line in Jammu and Kashmir. But, unprovoked firing and shelling from Pakistani posts have become recurrent over the last few weeks.
In the recent ceasefire violation incidents have left four security personnel killed and dozens of civilians injured in Rajouri, Baramullah, Kathua, Kupwara and the Valley.