Press Esc to close
Thursday 30 July 2015
News updated at 11:36 PM IST
Weather
Max: 19°C
Min : 32°C
In Bengaluru
Rain lightly

Another ceasefire violation on the LoC

Jammu, Oct 3, 2013 (IANS):

Pakistani troops Thursday again violated the ceasefire on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir, firing on Indian posts in Poonch district, a defence official said. No casualties were reported in the exchange of fire lasting around 20 minutes.

"Pakistani troops opened fire with small arms and automatic weapons on Indian posts in Krishnaghati sector of Poonch at around 6.30 p.m. Indian troops retaliated with similar calibre weapons. Exchange of fire continued till around 6.50 p.m.," said defence spokesman, Capt. S.N. Acharya.

No casualties or damage was reported, he said. The incident came a day after Pakistani troops fired at Indian positions on the LoC in Mendhar sector of Poonch district Wednesday.

The unprovoked firing by Pakistan troops, in yet another violation of the bilateral ceasefire agreement signed by India and Pakistan in November 2003, came after the return of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh from the US where he met his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif, and the two had agreed to work out a more effective mechanism to stop ceasefire violations.


Go to Top

Photo Gallery
People worship a bull during Bendur festival in Sangli on Wednesday...

People worship a bull during Bendur festival in Sangli on Wednesday...

Fire brigade and NDRF personnel rescue a person stuck in the three floor Matru-Chhaya...

Fire brigade and NDRF personnel rescue a person stuck in the three floor Matru-Chhaya...

Students of Patna Women's College wear tiger masks to create awareness to save tigers...

Students of Patna Women's College wear tiger masks to create awareness to save tigers...

Monsoon clouds over the Royal Palace in Agartala on Wednesday...

Monsoon clouds over the Royal Palace in Agartala on Wednesday...

Police firing tear gas shells to disperse protesters at a mass protest rally on the second...

Police firing tear gas shells to disperse protesters at a mass protest rally on the second...

Tamil Nadu Governor K Rosaiah pays his last respects to the former president APJ Abdul...

Tamil Nadu Governor K Rosaiah pays his last respects to the former president APJ Abdul...

School students hold up a picture in tribute to former President APJ Abdul Kalam in Gurgaon...

School students hold up a picture in tribute to former President APJ Abdul Kalam in Gurgaon...

A Military Vehicle carrying the mortal remains of former President APJ Abdul Kalam...

A Military Vehicle carrying the mortal remains of former President APJ Abdul Kalam...

Tri-services personnel carry the mortal remains of former President APJ Abdul Kalam...

Tri-services personnel carry the mortal remains of former President APJ Abdul Kalam...

Soldiers escort a gun carriage carrying the body of former Indian President A. P. J. Abdul Kalam...

Soldiers escort a gun carriage carrying the body of former Indian President A. P. J. Abdul Kalam...

Copyright 2014, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bengaluru - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523