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After 9 days, guns fall silent at LoC

Friday, 18 January 2013 - 5:00am IST | Place: Srinagar | Agency: DNA
Guns have fallen silent on the Line of Control (LoC) after nine days of heightened tension. There has been no report of any ceasefire violations from any sector on the LoC.

Guns have fallen silent on the Line of Control (LoC) after nine days of heightened tension. There has been no report of any ceasefire violations from any sector on the LoC.

“There is calm on the LoC,” Lt Col Rajesh Kalia, defence spokesman at Northern Command headquarters in Udhampur, told DNA.

The hostilities had started after Pakistani army crossed the LoC and killed Lance Naik Hemraj and Lance Naik Sudhakar Singh of 13 Rajputana Riffles at Mendhar on January 8.  Despite eerie calm on the LoC, the army is maintaining highest level of vigil and alertness to deal with any exigency.


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