Jammu: Pakistani and Indian troops exchanged fire along the LoC in Bhimbher Gali and Balakote sectors of Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday with Indian side alleging that Pakistani troops violated the ceasefire twice by firing from automatic weapons, drawing retaliation from the Indian Army.
"There was unprovoked ceasefire violation by Pakistan Army in Bhimbher Gali and Balakote sectors from 0600 hours to 0645 hours using 2 inch mortars and automatic weapons", a Defence Spokesman said today.
Army troops gave a befitting reply, the spokesman said.
This was the fifth ceasefire violation along the LoC in Poonch-Rajouri belt in the past 11 days, the spokesman said.
On March 13, there was exchange of fire in Poonch sector while as on March 12 the fire was exchanged in Krishnagati sector along LoC in Pooch district.
An Army jawan was killed on March 9 when Pakistani soldiers initiated indiscriminate and unprovoked firing on Indian Army posts along the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch sector, the spokesman said.