Attacking the government over the repeated ceasefire violations by Pakistan, Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut called for a show of force against India's western neighbour after four Indian soldiers were killed in mortar shelling in Bhimber Gali sector on Sunday.
"Pakistan has used missiles in attacking our jawans yesterday, Are our missiles just for exhibiting and gathering applause at the Rajpath? Are they just for showing to the foreign heads on January 26?" Raut told news agency ANI.
A young Army Captain and three army soldiers were martyred while at least four persons were injured after Pakistan troops resorted to heavy shelling across the Line of Control in Poonch and Rajaouri districts of Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday.
It was the second time in three days that the Pakistani Army has targeted Poonch, using automatic weapons and mortars. They targeted military and civilian facilities in nearly a dozen areas of the Balakote sector last week.
Those killed were identified as Captain Kapil Kundu, 22, Rifleman Ramavatar, 28, Rifleman Subham Singh, 22 and Havilder Roshan Lal, 42.
Indian forces say there have been over 130 instances of ceasefire violations by Pakistan last month, the highest since 2014.
At least 14 people including eight civilians and six security personnel had been killed in Pakistan firing in the Jammu region between January 18 and 22. More than 60 people were injured and dozens of homes were damaged and burnt down in the firing.
In 2017, there were 860 ceasefire violations along the LoC, including 147 in December. There were 271 ceasefire violations in 2016, a climbdown from 387 violations in 2015.