Pakistan on 16 October morning opened heavy fire on Indian positions and forward villages along the Line of Control (LoC) in Mankote sector of Poonch district, prompting India to retaliate in equal measure.
Defence spokesman Lt Col Devender Anand said, at about 0515 hours (5.15 am) , Pakistan initiated unprovoked ceasefire violation by firing with small arms and then switching over to mortar shelling along the LoC in Mankote sector.
Indian Army retaliated befittingly, he added. There were no casualties reported by the Indian side.
Army JCO injured in shelling by Pakistan along LoC in Rajouri
A JCO was injured when the Pakistan Army opened heavy fire and shelled forward areas and posts along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir’s Rajouri district on 15 October, official sources said.
The junior commissioned officer (JCO) who was injured in the firing and shelling in Sunderbani sector was later shifted to a hospital, they said.
The Army gave a befitting reply to the Pakistan Army, they added. Pakistan has violated ceasefire 17 times this month.
Pakistan has been violating the truce deal with impunity since 5 August last year when the Centre revoked Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir.
Meanwhile, security forces on 11 October recovered some arms and ammunition during a search and cordon operation in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir, officials said
A joint search operation was carried out by a special operations group of local police and 16 Rashtriya Rifles at Gali Girjjan in Surankote, leading to the recovery of an assault rifle with three magazines and 150 rounds along with a pistol, the officials said
On 1 October, an Army jawan was killed and another injured when the Pakistan Army violated ceasefire along the LoC in Krishnagati area of Poonch district, officials said.
An Army personnel was killed and two others, including an officer, injured on 5 September when Pakistani troops opened heavy fire and shelled the Line of Control in Sunderbani sector, officials said.
On 2 September, a JCO was killed in ceasefire violation by the Pakistan Army along the LoC in Keri sector of Rajouri.