New Delhi: India has mounted a strong counter-attack on Pakistan for its incessant ceasefire violations along the line of control after the Pulwama terrorist attack and India's Balakot air strikes.  

Ceasefire violations along the border have become more aggressive and bloodier, and there have been over 100 ceasefire violations along the LoC in the first three weeks of March alone. 

The Indian forces have lost three soldiers in the past one week in cross-border firing, while in retaliatory firing, around a dozen Pakistan soldiers have been killed. Earlier, four civilians, including three members of a family, were killed in firing by Pakistan.

Pakistan has increased its ceasefire violations along the line of control (LoC) after the air strikes by the Indian Air Force (IAF) on Jaish-e-Mohammed’s (JeM) training camp at Balakot in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir. The air strikes were launched to avenge the February 14 Pulwama attack that killed over 40 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) jawans.  

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For those seeking evidence of the action carried out by the Indian forces, MyNation has accessed a video that shows a Pakistani base destroyed in Indian firing in the Akhnoor sector of Jammu and Kashmir. In the video, an upside down Pakistan flag can be seen, which is a signal for SOS (extreme danger). The Pakistani post was completely razed to the ground and many of the soldiers died.


Sources in the Indian Army claim that at least 12 Pakistan army personnel were killed in retaliatory firing by the Indian forces.

On Sunday, an Indian soldier was killed in firing by the Pakistani troops along the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district, officials said. The officer was identified as Hari Waker, a resident of Rajasthan, who was critically injured in Pakistani firing in the Shahpur area of Poonch that started late Saturday night and continued till Sunday morning. He succumbed to his injuries at the Army Hospital where he was being treated.

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On March 21, the Pakistan Army used artillery guns to launch attacks in the Akhnoor, Sunderbani and Nowshera sectors. Rifleman Yash Paul (24) lost his life in the firing at Sunderbani. On March 19, Rifleman Karamjeet Singh of Moga, Punjab, also attained martyrdom in the Sunderbani sector during the cross-border firing.

There has been a spurt in ceasefire violations by Pakistan after India’s Balakot air strikes on February 26.

The Indian Army has started using Vijayant tank turrets and Bofors guns to reply to the Pakistani offensive. This is something that the Indian forces have not done in years.

The Pakistan Army is firing with heavy calibre weapons, and targeting Indian posts and civilian areas with mortar bombs and heavy artillery guns. The Pakistan Army initially used 81mm infantry mortars, but as the tension on the border increased, they started using 105mm artillery guns, followed by bigger artillery guns, likely of 130mm calibre, along with a mix of lower calibre guns.