Jammu: Pakistan troops have violated the ceasefire yet again targeting Indian posts along the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir.

"Pakistani troops fired RPGs and opened indiscriminate small arms firing on Indian posts in the Nangi-Tikri forward areas along the LoC in Poonch sector", a defence spokesman said.     

They fired Rocket Projectile grenades (RPGS) and 600 rounds of Light Machine Guns (LMGs) and other weapons at 2315 hours on Monday night and continued till 2345 hours, he said.

Army troops guarding the border with Pakistan gave a calibrated response and fired back effectively, he said, adding, there was no casualty or injury to anyone in the firing exchanges.

"They violated the ceasefire by opening fire on Indian forward posts", he said.

Pakistan troops also fired on the Indian post of Kundna in Sabzian forward belt along the LoC in Poonch sector around 1700 hours for five minutes on Monday.

"There was no loss of life or damage to property in the firing and the Army replied back effectively", he said.

Pakistan violated the ceasefire 15 times in the last 18 days by firing mortars, rockets and small arms along the International Border (IB) and Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir.

On August 21 this year, Pakistan troops targeted 3 Indian posts of Narayanpur, Pindi and Stop-2 along the IB in Samba sector of Jammu and Kashmir.

On August 19 and 20, Pakistan Rangers fired on Indian posts of Mala Bela, Garkhal, Sidra camp and Naka Number-10 along IB in Akhnoor sector of Jammu sector, in which one Pak intruder was killed.

On August 19, Pakistan troops violated ceasefire by firing on the forward posts in Krishnagati belt along Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch sector.

On August 17, there was heavy cross-border small arms firing on India posts along IB in Abdullian and Korotona Border Outposts from Pakistan in R S Pura sub-sector in which one BSF jawan Chander Rai was killed.

India lodged a strong protest on August 7 with Pakistan over ceasefire violations along the Line of Control and the International Border in the state in which two jawans were injured.

There were 38 ceasefire violations this year followed by 51 cases in 2011, 44 cases of ceasefire violations along the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir were registered in 2010 and 28 were in 2009.
Pakistan troops had fired on several Indian posts along Indo-Pak border in Krishnagati sub-sector of Poonch district on August 8.

The firings and ceasefire violations by Pakistan began close on the heels of detection of 400 meter long tunnel in Jammu and Kashmir's Samba sector on July 28 and subsequent lodging of strong protest over the tunnel issue on July 31.


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