In yet another incident of ceasefire violation, Pakistani troops resorted to unprovoked firing at forward Indian positions in Balakite sector in Poonch district during wee hours of Friday.
Defence Ministry spokesman Lt Colobel Maneesh Mehta said that the Pakistani troops resorted to firing from small arms and automatic weapons around 12.35 am, and the firing continued till 1.30 am.
The Indian Army also retaliated. However, there was no casualty or damage on the Indian side.
In the last one month, there has been spurt in incidents of ceasefire violations from Pakistan. Sources attribute it to desperate attempts by Pakistani troops to push in armed terrorists from their side into the state.
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