India, Pak trade blame over ceasefire violation

India, Pak trade blame over ceasefire violation

Jammu: The armies of Pakistan and India Monday accused each other of violating the ceasefire along the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir.
“Pakistani troops today violated the ceasefire for the second time in four days by firing with small arms and automatic weapons on Indian posts along the LoC in Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir,” an army spokesman said.
Army troops guarding the borderline retaliated and the exchanges between the two sides were going till last reports came in, he said.
“Pakistani troops resorted to small arms and automatic weapons firing on Indian posts along LoC in Bhimber Gali in Rajouri district from 0515 hours”, the spokesman said.
Army troops guarding the borderline fired back resulting in intermittent exchanges of fire, he said, adding, “firing exchanges are still going on”.
There was no loss of life or injury to anyone on this side of LoC, the spokesman said, adding that no damage was caused in the firing.
There were inputs that militants were trying to infiltrate to this side and the firing was “probably a ploy to ensure infiltration of terrorist under the cover of firing,” he said.
Meanwhile, Pakistani military in Islamabad accused Indian forces of violating LoC ceasefire agreement by resorting to “unprovoked firing” in Kot Kotera sub-sector.
This is the second time an LoC violation has taken place in less than a week, military officials said.
Indian forces fire heavy weapons on Pakistani posts in Kot Kotera sub-sector near Kotli.
“Pakistani troops responded effectively,” an official said.