SRINAGAR: There has been no end to the firing by Pakistani troops along the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir despite two days of talks between the BSF chief and his Pakistan Rangers’ counterpart in New Delhi.
“Pakistani troops again violated border ceasefire on Friday evening in two sectors along the LoC in Poonch district of Jammu province,” Jammu-based defence spokesman Lt Colonel Manish Mehta told Express.
He said the Pakistani troops fired from small and heavy weapons towards Army posts in two sectors, including Balakote in Poonch from 11 pm. “Army men deployed at the LoC returned the fire effectively,” Mehta said, adding that there was no loss of life or injury to Indian side during the exchange of fire, which continued for some time.
The firing incident took place hours after Pakistani Rangers DG Maj Gen Burki and BSF DG D K Pathak concluded the two-day level talks to ease tension along the LoC and the International Border (IB).
Even during Burki’s stay in New Delhi, Pakistani troops violated border ceasefire and targeted Army posts along the LoC in Poonch sector. On September 11, Pakistani troops fired from automatic and heavy machine guns in Balakote sector.