Tension prevailed along the Indo-Pak border in Jammu and Kashmir today where the Army was on alert after repeated ceasefire violations by Pakistani troops.

“The borderline with Pakistan is tense. But the situation is under control (along Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir)”, an Army official said today.

The level of tension has increased after Pakistani troops violated ceasefire continuously and also closed the gates for cross-LoC trade yesterday.

The Army is maintaining utmost vigilance along the borderline with Pakistan, he said, adding that troops have been asked to remain alert round-the-clock.

“There were no ceasefire violations along Indo-Pak border this morning,” Defence spokesman Col R.K. Palta said.

However, the Pakistani troops had violated ceasefire and fired mortars shells and small arms on Indian posts along LoC in Krishnagati sector of Poonch district from 5 p.m. to 9.30 p.m. yesterday, the spokesman said.

Indian troops guarding the borderline effectively retaliated resulting in exchanges, he said, adding that there was no casualty or injury to anyone on the Indian side.

Pakistani troops had fired at nine posts — Chatri, Atma, Helmet, Prakash, Chatyal, Khera-I, Khera-II, Roshni and Gunhill posts in the sector from its posts Kanal, Barmoch, Jungle-1, Jungle-2, Dhamas, Prench, New post, Daruchiymia, Teer, LP-1, LP-2 and LP-3.

Yesterday’s ceasefire was the third ceasefire violation by Pakistani troops along Poonch sector after they intruded into Indian territory and killed two jawans.

(This article was published on January 11, 2013)
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