Jammu: Pakistani troops resorted to firing and shelling on Indian Army forward posts along the Line of Control (LoC) and the International Border (IB) in Rajouri and Samba districts of Jammu on Sunday, prompting Indian troops to retaliate, the army said.
An army spokesman said that the Pakistan Army opened indiscriminate fire from small arms, heavy automatic weapons and mortar beginning 1240 hours in Naushera sector in Rajouri district.
“The Indian Army posts are retaliating strongly and effectively. The firing is presently on,” he said.
In another ceasefire violation, Pakistan Rangers started firing on forward BSF troops in Ramgarh Sector in Samba district along the IB, a senior BSF officer said, adding that the BSF had retaliated.
During the exchange of fire, he said, Pak Rangers fired a few small mortar shells. Intermittent fire continued till 1045 hours. No loss or damage has been reported so far, he said.
“Pakistani Army initiated indiscriminate firing of small arms and automatics from 0920 hours this morning along the LoC in Bhimbher Gali sector in Rajouri,” a senior army officer said.
“It may be recalled that Pakistan Army initiated indiscriminate firing of small arms, automatics, 82 mm and 120 mm mortars from 2030 hours last evening along the LoC in Krishana Ghati sector,” the officer said.
Reports said that Pak troops also targeted civilian population and hamlets along LoC in Krishnaghati and Balanar areas of Poonch district. The Pakistan Army reportedly fired 120mm and 82mm mortar shells which landed deep inside civil hamlets.
Earlier this month, five Pakistani soldiers were killed and some others injured in the Indian Army’s retaliatory action in LoC belt of the Nowshera and Krishnaghati sectors.