Jammu: India and Pakistani troops continued exchanging gunfire along the line of control (LoC) in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir.
According to a defence spokesman Pakistani troops again violated ceasefire by firing and shelling Indian army posts along the LoC in Degwar sector of Poonch. The Indian Army is retaliating befittingly, the spokesman said.
“At about 7.30 pm, Pakistan initiated unprovoked ceasefire violation by firing with small arms and shelling with mortars in Degwar. Indian Army is retaliating befittingly,” he said.
The cross-border shelling is going on but there is no report of any casualty on the Indian side so far, the spokesman said.
Fear has heightened among villagers along the LoC in Rajouri, Poonch and Kupwara since three civilians were killed last month in shelling by Pakistan.
There were a total of 646 incidents of ceasefire violation along the International Border (IB) as well as the LoC between January 1 and February 23 this year, Minister of State for Defence Shripad Naik said in March.
Over 3,200 ceasefire violations by Pakistan’s troops were recorded in 2019. There is a 198-km IB and over 510 km of LoC with Pakistan in Jammu and Kashmir.
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