India claims Pakistan violated ceasefire again, targeted 10 posts

India claims Pakistan targeted forward posts by firing over 6,000 rounds from heavy weaponry in Poonch district.


Web Desk November 26, 2012

Pakistani troops have allegedly violated the ceasefire, targeting 10 Indian forward posts by firing over 6,000 rounds from heavy weaponry along the Indo-Pak border in Poonch district.

According to a report by Indian news agency Press Trust of India (PTI), the firing on Sunday night was the heaviest this year and came ahead of the ninth anniversary of the Indo-Pak ceasefire agreement. The border truce had come into force on November 26, 2003.

“Pakistan troops opened heavy fire with Medium Machine Guns and Heavy Machine Guns on 10 Indian forward posts along LoC in Krishnagati sub-sector of Poonch district last night,” PRO Defence SN Acharya was quoted as saying.

He added that the Indian Army troops guarding the border retaliated resulting in an exchange of fire, but there was no loss of life or property. The firing, however, triggered a forest fire along the Line of Control which was put off by the army with the help of locals, he said.

Indian forces had earlier claimed that Pakistani troops violated the ceasefire in Uri sector last month and then refused India’s request of a flag meeting.

India has persistently claimed that the ceasefire violations from Pakistan were meant to assist infiltration of terrorists from Pakistan.

COMMENTS (25)

Someone | 8 years ago | Reply

India most likely provoked the firing and it got a reply in kind. Moral of story: India must stop its dirty business or else the reply won't be pacifist!

Pac-man | 8 years ago | Reply

I wonder what the Kashmiri seperationists and Pakistanis think about the part of Kashmir occupied by China. That is certainly never going to be a part of Azad Kashmir. India generally takes a very soft stand. How about you challenge a nation like China which has no conscience or soul and believes in ruthless agreesion. Its high time that the Indian government like the Pakistani government starts creating a brand of their own "Non-State Actors". Give Pakistan a taste of their own medicine. Eye for an eye will make the whole world blind but "laaton ke bhoot baaton se nahi mante"

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