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Pak again violates ceasefire

india Updated: May 21, 2014 19:00 IST
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Pakistan has once again violated the ceasefire agreement by firing along the LoC at Krishan Ghati sector in Poonch. A defence spokesperson has accepted that Pakistani troops fired along the forward posts on Tuesday night.

"The firing started at 11 pm on Tuesday and continued for some time. Our troops also retaliated in a calibrated manner. There was no damage or causality on our side," said the defence spokesperson.

Pakistan had increased the intensity of firing along the LoC this week. On Monday, a jawan was killed when explosives planted by Pakistani troops along the LoC in Akhnoor exploded. Two jawans were also injured in the incident.

Pakisitan has been consistently firing along the LoC in Rajouri-Poonch sector to push infiltrators, but has not been successful so far.

However, Indian army's response has been restrained. In a goodwill gesture to ease tension along the borders, the army handed over two shepherds who had inadvertently crossed over the LoC from the Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK) on May 20. They were handed over to Pak army on Wednesday at Chakan-da-Bagh area in Poonch.