Jammu: Army Saturday alleged that Pakistani troops again violated ceasefire along Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch district, the eighth incident in the last three weeks.
“Pakistani troops resorted again to firing from automatic and small arms on Indian posts along the LoC in Krishna Ghati sector of Poonch district from 1935 hours yesterday,” an army spokesperson said.
Troops guarding the borderline retaliated resulting in intermittent exchanges of fire, he said, adding, “firing exchanges continued for a brief period till 1940 hours”.
There was no casualty or damage on this side of the LoC due to the firing, the spokesperson said.
This is the eight incident of ceasefire violation in the past over three weeks.
Army officials said that the ceasefire violations and firing by Pakistan were aimed to help militants infiltrate into Jammu and Kashmir from across the border from the “launching pads” along LoC where they are waiting to crossover.
There are also inputs that bids to engineer attacks by Pakistan’s “Border Action Team’ (BAT) on forward posts and patrolling parties are being planned from across the border, they said.