Jammu, Jan 26: In yet another incident of ceasefire violation, Pakistani Army on Saturday again fired unprovoked along the Line of Control in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir.
Meanwhile, Indian Army effectively retaliated to the firing and there was no exchange of sweets between two forces on the occasion of Republic Day.
“Pakistani Army this morning at around 1000 hrs fired small arms and resorted to heavy mortar shelling in Mankote area of Mendhar sector of Poonch” defence spokesman here said.
He said that Indian Army is retaliating strongly and effectively.
Meanwhile there was no exchange of sweets between Indian and Pakistani Armies on the LoC, he added.
Pakistan continues its nefarious activities along the LoC also on January 24 as they initiated unprovoked ceasefire violation by small arms fire and also shelling with mortars in Mendhar Sector of Poonch.
Earlier on January 20, Pakistani Rangers violated the ceasefire along the International Border (IB) in Hiranagar sector of Kathua while BSF troops responded by limited fire.
On January 18 also Pakistan fired small arms and violated the ceasefire on the IB and on January 15, a BSF attained martyrdom in sniper fire from across the border along international border in Hiranagar sector of Kathua district.
Pakistani Army has also opened the front along the Line of Control and firing unprovoked for the past two weeks in Poonch and Rajouri sectors.
Northern Command Army Commander Lt Gen Ranbir Singh had recently said that five Pakistani soldiers were killed and some injured some by the Indian Army in retaliation along the Line of Control over the last few days. (UNI)