Pak troops fire on Indian posts in Poonch sector

PTI Jammu | Updated on March 12, 2018 Published on August 24, 2013

Pakistani troops today fired on Indian posts in Poonch sector along the Line of Control (LoC) which has witnessed almost daily ceasefire violations since the killing of five Indian soldiers on August 6.

Pakistani troops fired on Indian forward posts with small arms and automatic weapons along the LoC in the Poonch area around 7 a.m. today, Defence Spokesperson Col R.K. Palta said, adding that no casualty was reported.

Indian troops guarding the border line retaliated strongly, triggering exchanges which continued till 7.40 a.m. hrs. There was no loss of life or injuries to any trooper, he added.

The Pakistani troops have been daily resorting to ceasefire violations since August 6 when its special forces killed five Indian soldiers in Poonch. There have been over 80 ceasefire violations by Pakistani troops this year from January 1.

Defence Minister A.K. Antony had recently stated that the Army has been given a free hand to retaliate to deal with violations on the Line of Control.

Army Chief Gen Bikram Singh has also asked his commanders to be aggressive in case of ceasefire violations by Pakistan Army.

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Published on August 24, 2013
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