Pakistan violates ceasefire along LoC in Poonch


Pakistani troops violated the ceasefire this morning along the Line of Control in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir but there was no casualty.

“There was firing by troops from across from 0900 hours along LoC in Poonch sector today,” an officer said.

The Indian troops retaliated and there was a brief exchange of firing, he said, adding there was no causality.

The firing took place in Shahpur sector of Poonch.

On 30 December, a civilian was killed as Pakistan army indulged in heavy cross-border firing targeting Indian positions and civilian areas along the Line of Control (LOC) in the Poonch sector of Jammu and Kashmir, prompting the Indian side to give a befitting reply.

On 16 December, Pakistan army had targeted Indian positions along the LoC in the Balakote sector of the same district.

The 2003 India-Pakistan ceasefire agreement has virtually become redundant with a whopping over 300 incidents of firing and shelling along LoC and IB in J&K by Pakistani troops that resulted in death of 27 people, including 14 security personnel, since the surgical strike on terrorist launch pads in PoK on 28-29 September.

(With inputs from PTI)