Pakistan troops resort to unprovoked shelling, India retaliates

Pakistani troops resorted to unprovoked mortar shelling on forward Indian positions in Balakote sector of Poonch.

Written by Arun Sharma | Jammu | Published:October 24, 2014 10:54 pm
Pakistani troops resorted to unprovoked mortar shelling on forward Indian positions in Balakote sector of Poonch district. Pakistani troops resorted to unprovoked mortar shelling on forward Indian positions in Balakote sector of Poonch district.

While the international border remained peaceful during the last 24 hours, Pakistani troops resorted to unprovoked mortar shelling on forward Indian positions in Balakote sector of Poonch district on Friday night.

Giving details, Defence Ministry spokesman Lt Colonel Manish Mehta said that Pakistani troops resorted to “small arms, mortar and automatic weapon fire” on the Indian side in Balakote sector around 8.30 pm on Friday.

The Indian army responded “effectively” and “appropriately”, he said, adding that there was no casualty or damage to property on the Indian side.

About the international border, he said that there was no incident of firing from Pakistan after 10.30 pm Thursday.

Earlier during the day when Prime Minister Narendra Modi was celebrating Diwali with soldiers at Siachen and also the people hit by floods in Valley, the Pakistani Rangers had kept on firing at BSF positions along the international border in Ramgarh and Arnia sectors at frequent intervals.

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