Pakistani army targets Indian military positions in Poonch
JAMMU: Pakistani army
targeted Indian military positions along the line of control (LoC) in Poonch
area of Jammu & Kashmir on Monday, in yet another ceasefire violation. Pakistan army resorted to ceasefire violation
in Balakot sector of Poonch from 6.45pm to 7.45pm, a defence spokesman said.
He said Pakistani
troops used 82 mm mortars and the Indian Army responded effectively using equal
caliber weapons. However, no casualty was reported on the Indian side, he said.
On Sunday, Pakistani
troops fired mortar bombs into Rajouri district of Jammu & Kashmir killing
a BSF officer, barely 24 hours after pledging not to resort to mortar shelling.
As part of efforts to
bring peace on the border, India and Pakistan on Saturday decided to put a
complete ban on firing of mortar shells along the International Border in Jammu
& Kashmir which has claimed the lives of several civilians and damaged
The two sides also
agreed to jointly resolve sensitive issues like ceasefire violations and
cross-border infiltration through timely exchange of information, including via
email and over telephone.
There have been 16
ceasefire violations in September this year. Eleven people, including two
jawans, were killed and over 30 injured in August in ceasefire violations by
There have been over
251 violations of the border ceasefire agreement by Pakistan in the year so
far, of which 57 were in August.