Pakistani troops resorted to unprovoked firing and shelling on ahead posts and villages alongside the Line of Management (LoC) and the Worldwide Border (IB) in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch and Kathua districts in violation of the ceasefire, officers stated on Saturday.
Mortar shelling within the Mankote sector alongside the LoC in Poonch began round 2.30 am, whereas the cross-border firing alongside the IB within the Hiranagar sector continued all through the evening, the officers stated.
They stated there was no report of any casualty or harm on the Indian facet.
“At about 2:30 am, Pakistan initiated unprovoked ceasefire violation by firing with small arms and shelling mortars alongside the LoC in Mankote sector Military retaliated befittingly,” a defence spokesman stated.
The officers stated the firing and shelling between the 2 sides stopped round four am.
Pakistani Rangers began the firing on border outposts in Karol Krishna, Satpal, and Gurnam round 10 pm on Friday, prompting sturdy retaliation by the Border Safety Power (BSF) personnel guarding the border, the officers stated.
The trade of fireside between the 2 sides continued until 5.10 am, they stated, including the Pakistani firing induced panic among the many border residents who had been pressured to spend the evening in underground bunkers.