Another ceasefire violation, heavy Pak firing injures jawan

Pakistani troops opened heavy fire at Indian posts along the Line of Control in J&K`s Poonch district.

Last Updated: Oct 25, 2010, 00:48 AM IST

Jammu: One Indian Army soldier was injured as Pakistani troops opened heavy fire with machineguns and rockets at Indian posts along the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir`s Poonch district on Sunday evening, an army official said. The firing lasted for more than an hour.

Indian troops did not retaliate, for they did not want to escalate tension, the official said.

"They (Pakistani troops) opened fire with machineguns around 5.30 pm and also fired rockets," 16 Corps Brigadier General Staff (BGS) Satish Dua told IANS.

He also said that a soldier was injured.

The firing lasted for more than an hour and has now ended.

"We did not retaliate in the interest of confidence building measures," he said, referring to the ceasefire that is in force along the 744-km-long LoC that divides Indian and Pakistani Kashmir.

Indian troops are maintaining high level of vigil against the attempts of infiltration being made by terrorists from across the LoC.

IANS