J&K: Pakistan violates ceasefire along LoC in Poonch; Army retaliates strongly
NEW DELHI: In yet another incident of ceasefire violation, the Pakistan army fired indiscriminately at Indian Army forward posts and villages along the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district on Wednesday evening.
The Army retaliated strongly to Pakistan's unprovoked firing.
Giving details about the exchange of fire, Defence Ministry spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Manish Mehta said, "Pakistan army initiated indiscriminate firing and shelling on our positions on the LoC in Poonch district's Digwar."
"Unprovoked firing from Pakistan's side started at around 6.30pm," he added.
He also said that the Pakistan army fired at the Indian posts with small arms, automatics and mortars and the gunfight is still underway.
"This is for the second time in two days, Pakistan violated the ceasefire along the LoC. Yesterday, a woman was injured in unprovoked firing by Pakistan troops in Lam area of the district," he said.
Earlier in the day, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said that India would ensure that Pakistan is forced to stop ceasefire violations, which amounted to 400 times since 2014.
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