Jammu: Violating the ceasefire again, Pakistani troops targeted Indian forward posts with small arms along the Line of Control in Jammu district, prompting Army troops to retaliate.
Pakistani troops opened unprovoked small arms firing at forward posts in Pallanwala sector of Jammu district around 2310 hours late last night, the Defence PRO said today.
Army troops took positions and replied to the Pakistani firing resulting in exchanges, he said, adding that there was no loss of life or damage to property in the firing.
General Officer Commanding (GOC) of Nagrota-based 16 Corps Lieutenant General K H Singh said that the Indian Army is giving a befitting reply to Pakistani troops.
This is second ceasefire violation by Pakistani troops in less than 7 hours and the 8th ceasefire violation in the month of July.
Yesterday, Pakistani troops had opened unprovoked small arms firing at forward posts in Balakote belt of Mendhar sector of Poonch district from 1650 hours to 1730 hours.
On July 20, there was a major ceasefire violation as Pakistan Rangers indulged in heavy firing and shelling of mortar bombs on 15 border outposts and several villages along the International Border in Jammu district, damaging houses and killing livestock.
On July 18, Pakistan Rangers targeted BoPs with small arms and automatic weapons along IB in Arnia belt of Jammu district.