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Pak's R-day gift: ceasefire violation

Pakistani troops violate ceasefire, resort to unprovoked firing along LoC in Jammu and Kashmir's Uri sector on Republic Day.

punjab Updated: Jan 26, 2014 18:09 IST

As the country celebrated its 65th Republic Day, Pakistani troops once again violated the ceasefire along the Line of Control (LoC) in Kashmir.


An army official said Pakistani troops resorted to unprovoked firing on Kaman post in Uri sector in north Kashmir. The firing, army said, lasted for three hours. There were no casualities.

"Today morning at 6.15 am, Pakistani troops resorted to unprovoked firing. They fired about three RPG rounds and small arms on the Kaman post (in Uri sector) on the Indian side," the GoC of 19 Infantry Division, Major General Anil Chauhan, said.

The firing, Maj Gen Chauhan said, was aimed at disrupting peace and tranquility along the LoC. Indian troops showed restraint and did not retaliate. "The firing was by elements opposed to the interests of welfare of people," he said. This is the first ceasefire violation in Kashmir since the DGMO-level talks between the two countries last month. The issue has been raised with Pakistan through hotline.