Ceasefire violation by Pak troops in Poonch, Army retaliates

Last Updated: Monday, September 16, 2013 - 08:51

Zee Media Bureau

Jammu: In yet another violation of ceasefire, the Pakistani troops fired at Indian positions in the Poonch sector along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir in the wee hours on Monday.

According to reports, ceasefire violation by the Pakistan Army took place in Degwar sector in Poonch around 11:30 pm last night to 4:30am this morning.

The troops of the neighbouring country had fired at Pilli and Noal posts in Dari Dabsi area of the LoC in Mendhar sector at 6.30 am yesterday.

The Pakistan Army used automatics and light weapons and the Indian side retaliated the fire.
On Friday, External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid and Pakistan`s Adviser on Foreign Affairs and National Security, Sartaj Aziz, agreed to a meeting of the Prime Ministers of the two countries in New York later this month.

Aziz and Khurshid met in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, on the sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation summit. The two leaders had agreed to respect the LoC ceasefire agreement.

Just two days after the meet, Pakistan again violated the ceasefire.
The bilateral ceasefire agreement was signed by the two neighbours in November 2003. It had brought normalcy in the lives of thousands of people living close to the border.

India has been accusing Pakistan of unprovoked violation of the ceasefire agreement since the beginning of the year.

With Agency inputs

First Published: Monday, September 16, 2013 - 08:51

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