"The firing started at 9.45pm on Monday. We have retaliated strongly to Pakistan shelling. Firing exchanges continued till early morning on Tuesday in these areas," the officer said.
Union home minister Sushil kumar Shinde is visiting some places along the international border in Jammu region on Tuesday along with Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah to take stock of the situation.
High tension has gripped the residents of border villages as Pakistan rangers have been frequently violating the bilateral ceasefire signed by the two countries in November 2003.
Many villagers close to the Line of Control (LoC) have already left their homes for safer places as they accused Pakistan troops of targeting their homes during trans-border shelling.