Jammu: The armies of India and Pakistan on Saturday exchanged heavy gunfire along the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch district.
The Pakistan Army resorted to intense firing on forward areas along the LoC in Poonch district, a defence spokesperson said.
The intense firing from small arms across the border started around 10 am in Kirni sector, drawing befitting retaliation by Indian Army, the spokesperson said.
The unprovoked ceasefire violation was initiated by Pakistan and the cross-border firing between the two sides was going on when last reports were received, according to the spokesperson.
There was no immediate report of any casualty on the Indian side, he added.
Fear has heightened among villagers along the LoC in Rajouri, Poonch and Kupwara districts of the Union Territory 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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