Pakistan does it again, now fires at Indian posts in Uri; India retaliates
The firing violates the 2003 ceasefire agreement between India and Pakistan along the international boundary and the LoC.
Uri: Two days after a massive terror strike killed 18 soldiers at an Army base in Uri, the Pakistani Army on Tuesday fired at Indian posts in the garrison town in Jammu and Kashmir.
"Pakistani troopers resorted to heavy gunfire with small and automatic fire arms from across the Line of Control (LoC). No damage was caused to Indian posts," news agency IANS has quoted a defence source as saying.
The firing targeted Indian posts in Lachhipora and Boniyar villages of the border area, the source said, adding: "The fire was returned with equal calibre weapons."
The exchange of fire was on, even an hour after it began. Notably, Pakistan is often accused of firing at Indian posts to give cover to infiltrators.
The firing violates the 2003 ceasefire agreement between India and Pakistan along the international boundary and the LoC -- the de facto border that divides Jammu and Kashmir between the two neighbours.
The border skirmish came as New Delhi and Islamabad are locked in a bitter diplomatic war of words following the Uri terror attack, which India has blamed on militants from Pakistan.
Pakistan has denied the allegations even as India claimed to have clinching evidence to support its claims.
The Indian Army has claimed to have recovered arms, ammunition and food and medicine packets with Pakistani markings during the combing operations at the military base in Uri.
India also claimed that the four terror attackers who were gunned down during the gun fight that lasted for about two-and-a-half hours were foreigners.
(With IANS inputs)