Jammu, May 2: Indian and Pakistani armies on Thursday traded heavy fire on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch district.
“At about 9.30 a.m. Pakistan initiated unprovoked ceasefire violation in Shahpur and Kirni sectors on the LoC in Poonch. They started firing with small arms followed by shelling with mortars,” news agency IANS quoted Lieutenant Colonel Devender Anand as saying.
“The Indian Army is now retaliating befittingly. Firing and shelling exchanges are going on,” he further added.
Thursday’s ceasefire violation by the Pakistan Army comes nearly after a fortnight of calm on the LoC.