Army lodges protest with Pak over ceasefire violation

Army lodges protest with Pak over ceasefire violation

"We have held a flag meeting along Line of Control (LoC) at a forward post in Poonch sector and lodged a strong protest over the ceasefire violation and cross-border firing", a senior Army officer told PTI here today.

Pakistani troops had violated Indo-Pak border ceasefire along LoC and targeted six Indian posts with mortar, rockets and small arms fire in Poonch sector on the intervening night of July 15 and 16.

Pakistani troops had fired on the posts in Krishna Ghati sub-sector of Poonch from around 2130 hours, drawing retaliation from Indian army.

Indian and Pakistani troops traded intermittent gunfire till late into the night at Krishna Ghati, about 280km from Jammu.

There was also ceasefire violation along International Border (IB) in R S Pura sub-sector's Kharkhola and Bodla Border Out Posts on July 15. There was no causality in firing and ceasefire violation on Indian side.

There were six ceasefire violation by Pakistani troops in the last two weeks.
A BSF was killed and a villager injured on July 6, when Pakistani troops had opened fired at Pindi, Mala Bela and Chak Phagwari border outpost around 2230.
On July 5, Pakistani troops had fired at the Chak Pagwari BOP and killed BSF trooper Sultan Ali.

Pakistani troops had also violated the ceasefire last month when they fired at a forward outpost along the International Border in Jammu on June 21.