Srinagar: Pakistani troops on Sunday violated ceasefire by resorting to indiscriminate shelling and firing near the Line of Control (LoC) in the Teetwal sector in the north Kashmir district of Kupwara.
This is the first ceasefire violation by Pakistan troops since February this year. The Indian and Pakistani armies on February 25, 2020, had announced that they would cease firing across the LoC while recommitting themselves to a 2003 ceasefire agreement.
Official sources said Pakistani troops, violating the 2003 ceasefire, resorted to unprovoked firing and shelling for about 10 to 15 minutes, targeting forward posts and villages on this side of the LoC in the Teetwal area in the Tanghdar sector. However, there was no report of any injury or damage to property on this site.
They said an appropriate response was given by Indian soldiers in the area.
Sources said that Pakistani troops resorted to firing to help militants to sneak into this side of the border. But, they said troops are on high alert to foil any infiltration bid from PoK.
Five militants, who managed to infiltrate into this side of LoC have been killed so far this week by alert troops in the Uri sector in the north Kashmir district of Baramulla.
Two infiltrators were killed and three soldiers were injured on Sunday in an encounter at LoC in Uri sector, where three heavily armed militants were gunned down by the troops near Hatlanga post on September 23.
General Officer Commanding (GOC) 15 Corps Lt General DP Pandey earlier this week said that security forces have to anticipate a change in the attitude of Pakistan during two months — September and October.