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Hansraj Ahir says, ceasefire violations will cost Pakistan dearly

Villagers looking at their damaged house after heavy shelling by Pakistani forces at border village Jora Farm in R S Pura Sector. | PTI File

Two Pakistani children and two Indian soldiers were injured, officials said.

More than 200 students were taking their classes in the open in Nowshera in the Rajouri district that was worst hit last week when Pakistan troops targeted the area with missiles.

This is the latest in a series of unabated and unprovoked breach of the ceasefire along the heavily-militarized LoC, which divides the disputed Himalayan region of Jammu and Kashmir between Pakistan and India.

"Pakistan has been repeatedly intruding into Indian territory and killing our soldiers".

Forty-two-year-old Havildar Roshan Lal, a resident of Samba district, 27-year-old Riflemen Ramavatar of Gwalior in Madhya Pradesh and Subham Singh (23) of J&K's Kathua district were also killed.

Incidents of ceasefire violations by Pakistani troops have increased sharply over the past few years.

Army helicopter patrolled border areas of Rajouri after four soldiers lost their lives in ceasefire violation by Pakistan in BG sector on Sunday.

India claims the Pakistani army violates the ceasefire along the line of control to facilitate the infiltration of armed militants into Kashmir in order to boost the insurgency raging in the state since 1989 for an independent Muslim homeland.

"The way Indian camps were made target by the Pakistan is not acceptable to us, Indian Air force should be given full authority and all the terrorists' places in Pakistan should be fired upon", the MLA said. "Our forces will give them a befitting retaliation", he said.

There were as many as 860 ceasefire violations along the LoC and another 120 along the IB in 2017, the highest-ever such tally in over 15 years. We don't do it because we are afraid of inflicting civilian casualties on their side. "Though it is hard to evacuate the civilians at night, we are continuously monitoring the situation", said Choudhary.

India on Monday registered its protest against unabated ceasefire violations with the Pakistan foreign office in Islamabad.