SRINAGAR, June 15: The Army has lodged a protest with Pakistan on Friday over firing on Indian posts along the line of control in Kashmir.
One soldier was killed and three others were wounded in the shooting in Poonch sector of Jammu and Kashmir when Pakistani troops fired mortars and small arms on Indian positions on Wednesday and Thursday, officials said.
“Pakistani troops opened small arms firing on Indian posts along the LoC in Krishna Ghati sector of Poonch district again around 2100 hours last night,” Public Relation Officer Ministry of Defence Col R K Palta said.
This is the third incident of ceasefire violation this week. Army authorities have lodged a strong protest with their Pakistani counterparts over the incidents of cross-border firing and ceasefire violations.
Col Palta said that a message was passed through hotline to Pakistan to exercise restraint for de-escalating the situation.
A truce between India and Pakistan came into effect along the military Line of Control in November 2003 as part of peace efforts between the two nuclear-armed rivals and violations have been rare.