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Pakistan again violates ceasefire along LoC again

India TV News Desk Jammu 13 Mar 2017, 15:07:46 IST
India TV News Desk

Pakistani troops on Monday again violated ceasefire by resorting to mortar shelling and firing by automatic weapons along the Line of Control (LoC) in Pooch district of Jammu and Kashmir, prompting the Indian Army to retaliate. 

Today’s firing was second in less than 24 hours and came two days after India had conveyed its strong protest and "grave concern" over continued ceasefire violations.

"There was unprovoked ceasefire violation by Pakistan Army in Poonch sector from 0640 hours today, using 82 mm mortars, automatic weapons," a defence spokesman said. 

Indian Army personnel took positions and responded befittingly to the Pakistani firing, the spokesman said, adding that intermittent firing was going on. 

There is no casualty on Indian side, he said. 

This is the second ceasefire violation by Pakistani troops in Poonch district since yesterday. 

Yesterday, Pakistani troops had violated the ceasefire by resorting to firing and mortar shelling in Krishnagati sector along the LoC in Pooch district. 

On March 9, army jawan Deepak Jagannath Ghadge was killed when Pakistani soldiers initiated indiscriminate and unprovoked firing along the LoC in Poonch.

(With PTI inputs)