Violating the ceasefire yet again, Pakistan troops targeted 10 Indian forward posts by firing over 6000 rounds from heavy weaponry along the Indo-Pak border in Poonch district.
The firing on Sunday night, which was the heaviest this year, came ahead of the ninth anniversary of the Indo-Pak ceasefire agreement on Monday. The Indo-Pak border truce came into force on November 26, 2003.
"Pakistan troops opened heavy fire with Medium Machine Guns and Heavy Machine Guns on 10 Indian forward posts along LoC in Krishnagati sub-sector of Poonch district last night," PRO, Defence, SN Acharya said on Monday.
They fired over 6000 rounds of MMGs and HMGs from 1940 hours to 2345 hours on Sunday night, he said, adding "it was heaviest firing by Pakistani troops on Indian posts this year".
"They have also violated the ceasefire", he said.
Army troops guarding the border line retaliated resulting in exchanges. However, there was no loss of life or damage to property in the firing, he added.
However, due to the Pakistani firing, forest fire along LoC was triggered which the army controlled with the support of locals on Monday morning.
Earlier instances of ceasefire violations:
November 20: Pakistani troops had violated the ceasefire by firing in Gulpur forward area along LoC in Poonch sector.
October 30: Pakistan Rangers had fired with small arms on Indian post of Pindi along International Border in Arnia sub-sector of Jammu district.
October 19: Pakistan troops had fired on several Indian posts along Indo-Pak border in Krishnagati sub-sector. Pakistani troops had also fired on forward border belts of Goutrian and Mankote in Poonch sector on October 17.
October 1: Pakistani troops had fired at Indian posts and Chachwal forward village along International Border (IB) in Samba sector of Jammu and Kashmir in which a couple was injured.