Despite border forces of India and Pakistan reaching a ceasefire understanding last week, Pakistani troops continued to resort to unprovoked mortar shelling and firing of RPGs at forward Indian positions along the Line of Control in Krishna Ghati sector of Poonch district on Wednesday.
Defence Ministry spokesperson Lt Colonel Manish Mehta said that the shelling from across the LoC started around 7.10 am. Initially, it was restricted to 82 mm mortar shells, but soon Pakistani troops started firing 120 mm mortars and RPGs, he added.
The Indian Army retaliated and the exchange of fire between the two sides continued into the afternoon. However, no casualty or damage has been reported on the Indian side.
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During the September 10 Director General-level talks between Border Security Force and Pakistan Rangers, both sides had agreed to maintain ceasefire on the border.
However, since the meeting, there has been no let up in incidents of unprovoked firing from across the LoC.