Unprovoked firing by Pak in J&K's Uri Sector: Army
Atleast two Pakistani soldiers have reportedly been injured in an exchange of fire between Indian and Pakistani troops in the Uri sector of northern Kashmir on Tuesday afternoon.india Updated: Aug 07, 2013 18:51 IST
Atleast two Pakistani soldiers have reportedly been injured in an exchange of fire between Indian and Pakistani troops in the Uri sector of northern Kashmir on Tuesday afternoon.
Army sources claimed there was heavy ceasefire violation by Pakistani troops in the sector between 12.30 pm to 2 pm on Tuesday. The firing took hours after five Indian soldiers were killed by militants in Poonch in Jammu region.
The firing took place in Uri Sector and Tut Mar Gali sector along the LOC. While army sources claimed there was no loss of life on the Indian side, reports from Pakistani media, however, suggested two of their soldiers were injured.
"Pakistan opened indiscriminate fire on three Indian posts in Uri sector in Baramulla district of Jammu and Kashmir yesterday afternoon. In the firing, that lasted nearly one hour, there were no casualties on the Indian side,'' said an army spokesman.
"We were very restrained in our retaliatory action as we did not want causalities on our side," the spokesman added.
The defence spokesman however denied that there were any `hotline talks between Indian and Pakistani army in Kashmir division".
First Published: Aug 07, 2013 18:48 IST