"Pakistani soldiers initiated indiscriminate firing at midnight on Indian Army posts along the LoC in Poonch district," Defence spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Manish Mehta told reporters in Jammu. "Our troops have retaliated appropriately." Intermittent firing exchanges are still going on in the area, he added.

Earlier on September 2, Pakistan Army also violated ceasefire on on the LoC in Akhnoor sector of Jammu district. Different sources had told reporters in winter capital Jammu, "Pakistan Army violated the ceasefire today (Friday), using small weapons and automatics to target our positions in Akhnoor sector of the LoC.

"Our troops are effectively retaliating the Pakistan firing using the same calibre weapons," Army source said.

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