Fresh Ceasefire Violation in Poonch, Jammu & Kashmir

A fresh ceasefire violation by Pakistani troops was reported in Balakote sector in Poonch on Thursday.

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Pakistani soldiers hold exercises overlooking the Indian side of the Kashmir post in Chirikot in the Poonch sector of Pakistan-controlled Kashmir. Image used for representational purposes. (Photo: Reuters)

A fresh ceasefire violation by Pakistani troops was reported in Balakote sector in Poonch district on Thursday. The Indian troops are reacting to this unprovoked firing which started at around 6:45 p.m.

This ceasefire violation is one in a number of such violations in the recent past. Indian troops came under fire across the Line of Control (LoC) on Wednesday in Poonch district, Pir Panchal Valley.

According to a defence spokesman, Pakistani troops fired at Indian positions from 6:20 am to 9:00 AM with automatic weapons. In retaliation, the troops from Indian side fired with equal calibre weaponry.

There were reports of continued intermittent violation of ceasefire till noon.

No casualty was reported from either side of the LoC so far.

During Director Generals’ meet of border forces of India and Pakistan in New Delhi, the two countries agreed to prevent further ceasefire violations. However, Wednesday’s firing proved that the agreement is falling flat once again.

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