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Pak army violates ceasefire, fires on forward areas

Pakistan has again violated ceasefire agreement agreed by two nations in 2003 by firing along LoC in Poonch district early Tuesday morning, when flag meeting between Pak Rangers and BSF is likely to take place for diffusing tension along the international border.

india Updated: Oct 29, 2013 13:49 IST
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Pakistan has again violated ceasefire agreement agreed by two nations in 2003 by firing along LoC in Poonch district early Tuesday morning, when flag meeting between Pak Rangers and BSF is likely to take place for diffusing tension along the international border.


Defence spokesperson Colonel RS Palta said Pakistan fired along Gambhir area in Bhimbher Gali sub-sectors at 5am early morning. Army also responded in a calibrated manner and both sides exchanged fire for about two-hour. The firing ended at about 7am.

Spokesperson said there was no loss of life or injury to anyone in the firing and shelling by Pakistan.

A junior commissioned officer of Army had died in Pak firing in Uri sector, Kashmir region, on early Monday morning.

Even though there has been no major fresh incident of firing along the international border in the last three day , Pakistan has resumed firing along the LoC.

J&K shares about 200-km International border and about 800-km Line of Control (LOC) with Pakistan.
Pak rangers had agreed to the request of local BSF commander of flag meeting and is likely to take place on Tuesday. It was for the first time Pakistan agreed to the meeting before declining the offer twice after heightened tension along the IB in Jammu where about 15 people had been injured in Pakistan firing.