Jammu: The Pakistan Army fired at Indian positions along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch and Rajouri districts, an official said on Wednesday.
"The Pakistan Army used 120 mm. mortars and automatics to target our positions in Poonch sector of the LoC yesterday (Tuesday)," defence ministry spokesman Col. Manish Mehta told IANS.
Troops effectively retaliated, the spokesman said, adding the was no loss of life or injury to anyone in the firing. On August 11, the Pakistan Army had violated the ceasefire twice and resorted to unprovoked firing across the Line of Control in Krishna Ghati Sector of Poonch district.
Pakistan shelling started at 9 p.m. on Tuesday and continued till 4 a.m. on Wednesday.
"In Balakote sector of the LoC in Rajouri district, the Pakistan Army used 60 mm. mortars and automatics to target our positions," he said.
Shelling in this sector started at 9.15 p.m. on Tuesday and was on till 1.30 a.m. on Wednesday.
At both the positions, Indian troops retaliated effectively using same calibre weapons. No casualty or damage has been so far reported from the Indian side, he added.
On August 11, the Pakistan Army had violated the ceasefire twice and resorted to unprovoked firing across the Line of Control in Krishna Ghati Sector of Poonch district. Around 0100 hours yesterday and Bhimbhergali sector in Rajouri district 2310 hours on August 10 night.
There have been 21 ceasefire violations along the Indo-Pak border in Jammu region in August.The firing and shelling is going on almost on a daily basis, violating the border ceasefire which came into operation in November 2003.
On August 9, Pakistani troops had targeted forward Indian posts along the LoC in Hamirpur-Balakote sector of Poonch district overnight, drawing retaliation from the Army.
The Hamirpur, Krishnagati and Sabzian sectors in Poonch have been targeted by Pakistan troops for the past three days, possibly to facilitate infiltration from across the border.
On August 9, Pakistani troops had resorted to firing from automatic weapons and mortar shells on forward post in Mandi-Sabzaiyan sector in Poonch.
On August 7, an army jawan was injured as Pakistani troops opened fire at villages and forward posts in Poonch district along the LoC.
Pakistani troops had on August 6 resorted to intermittent firing with automatic weapons, rocket projectile grenades and mortar bombs along the LoC in Poonch district.
On August 5, Pakistani troops had violated the ceasefire twice and targeted forward posts and hamlets, in which three civilians were injured.
There have been 19 ceasefire violations along the Indo-Pak border in July in which four persons, including three jawans, were killed and 14 others injured.