In the third instance of ceasefire violation in 24 hours, the Indian army resorted to unprovoked firing once again in the Nakial Sector of Azad Kashmir, reports Express News.
Sources within the army said that the firing, which started at 8:50pm local time, targeted Pakistan army posts at Nanga Topa and one other location along the LoC.
The Pakistan army responded with prompt and effective action against the firing.
Earlier today, the Indian army had triggered an exchange of fire from both sides of the Line of Control (LoC) after violating ceasefire on two occasions, first near Sialkot and then near Kotli in the Nakial sector.
“Indian forces resorted to unprovoked firing on Pakistani posts along the working boundary in Punjab and the LoC on Sunday,” said Foreign Office spokesperson Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry. “Pakistani troops responded with restraint and responsibility,” he added.
Talking to The Express Tribune, Aizaz stressed the importance of maintaining the ceasefire along the LoC. “The prime minister of Pakistan has stressed the need to optimally use and strengthen existing political and military channels to defuse tensions and establish peace,” he said.
“Pakistan wishes for durable peace in the region to create an environment conducive to economic development for the well being of the people,” he added.