Pakistani Army troopers on Tuesday fired at Indian posts in Jammu and Kashmir near the Line of Control (LOC).
This happened after two days of Uri terror attack which killed 18 soldiers.
“Pakistani troopers resorted to heavy gunfire with small and automatic fire arms from across the Line of Control (LoC). No damage was caused to Indian posts,” a defence source said.
The firing targeted Indian posts in Lachhipora and Boniyar villages of the border area, the source said, adding: “The fire was returned with equal calibre weapons.”
Pakistan is frequently accused of firing at Indian posts to give cover to infiltrators, the firing continued from both sides for almost an hour.
India and Pakistan has a ceasefire agreement (2003) between them along the international boundary and the LOC – the existing border that divides Jammu and Kashmir between the two neighbors. Pakistan has violated the agreement.
This episode of firing came as India and Pakistan are in a bitter diplomatic war of words following the Uri terror attack – which India has blamed on militants from Pakistan.
Though, Pakistan has denied the allegations but India claims to have evidence against the same.
Indian Army has gathered the evidence against Pakistan as they have attained the arms, ammunition, food and medicine packets with Pakistani markings on them during the combating operation at the military base in Uri.
India asserted that the four terrorists who were killed during the exchange of firing that lasted for two and a half hours were not Indians but foreigners.