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Pakistan fires along Line of Control, India retaliates

punjab Updated: Apr 28, 2014 18:09 IST
HT Correspondent

Pakistan again fired along the Line of Control (LoC) in BG sector, Rajouri district on Monday morning.

According to army sources, Pakistan resorted to cease fire violation to push in the infiltrators. The defence spokesperson said Pakistan fired along the LoC at about 5 a.m. with small and automatic weapons, which was given adequate and calibrated response by the Indian army. The firing stopped at about 9a.m.

The spokesperson said that there was no loss of life and property in the Indian side.

Pakistan had last week also fired along the LoC in Poonch area.

The army sources said that the recent spurt in firing along the LoC is a desperate attempt by Pakistan to push in terrorists from Rajouri-Poonch area by providing them cover fire.

The sources said Pakistan has brought in many terrorists near the LoC to push them into the Indian territory, but has not been successful till now.

The army has been on alert and extra vigil is being taken along the border after the beheading of an Indian soldier last year in the Poonch area.

Late last year, in October, Pakistan had fired heavily along the border in Jammu and Samba district resulting in temporary migration of many people.