After a brief lull, the Pakistani troops violated the ceasefire by resorting to firing along the Indo-Pak International Border in Samba district of Jammu and Kashmir, a Border Security Force officer said on Wednesday.
A high-level delegation of border guarding Pakistan Rangers is set to arrive here later this month for talks with its Indian counterpart BSF after a long spell of strained ties between the neighbours over a spate of ceasefire violations.
The government on Tuesday said it has regularly taken up with Pakistan at the highest level the issue of ceasefire violation along the International Border and the Line of Control and the need for upholding sanctity of the border and abide by the ceasefire commitment of 2003.
Pakistan violated border ceasefire in Jammu and Kashmir 685 times during the last eight months, resulting in death of 24 people, including eight security forces personnel, government told the Rajya Sabha on Tuesday.
US Vice President Joe Biden on Tuesday blamed separatist fighters and Russian forces in condemning the violation of a three-day-old ceasefire in eastern Ukraine, and warned of increased costs to Russia.
Pakistan resorted to fresh ceasefire violation on Sunday morning at the RS Pura sector of the International Border (IB) here, hours after they had fired two to three mortar shells in Nowapind border outpost area yesterday night.
Three people were injured on Thursday in Jammu and Kashmir's Jammu district following heavy shelling by Pakistan Rangers on the international border, police said. The Border Security Force retaliated to the firing.
Apprehending attack by Pakistan's Border Action Team (BAT) on forward posts and patrol parties in the run up to Republic Day, Army has sounded an alert along the boundary with Pakistan in Jammu and Kashmir.