Indian troops on Sunday strongly retaliated to unprovoked firing in civilian areas and army and BSF posts along the Line of Control (LOC) and International Border (IB) in the Jammu division.
The Pakistani troops, which had so far been confined targeting areas along the LOC, this morning also indiscriminately, fired at the BSF troops on the IB in the Ramgarh sector of the Samba district.
A spokesman of the BSF said that the Pakistan Rangers without any provocation started firing mortar shells at BSF jawans in the Ramgarh sector. No loss of life or damage to property was reported.
The BSF and Pakistan Rangers had recently held two meetings on the IB on the request of the latter and decided to maintain peace on the border.
The Bhimber Gali (BG), Krishna Ghati (KG) and Naushera sectors on the LOC also witnessed unprovoked firing of Pakistan troops who shelled the areas with mortars, small arms and automatics.
Colonel Maneesh Mehta, spokesman of the army, said that the Pakistani troops started targeting the BG sector at 9.45 am and the Naushera sector at 12.40 pm. The Indian soldiers strongly and effectively retaliated. Exchange of fire was continuing at the time of filing the report.
Pakistani troops targeted the KG sector last evening at 8.30 pm and continued firing for about three hours while the Indian army posts retaliated.