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Pakistan troops on Wednesday morning violated the ceasefire along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district by resorting to firing and shelling on forward posts and civilian areas, prompting the Indian army to give a befitting response.
"Pakistan Army initiated unprovoked and indiscriminate firing of small arms, automatics and mortars from 0534 hours today in Poonch sector along the Line of Control (LoC)," a defence spokesman said.
"Indian Army retaliating strongly and effectively", he added.
Pakistani forces at the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir have repeatedly violated the ceasefire in recent times. On Tuesday, Independence Day of India, Pakistani forces resorted to unprovoked firing along the LoC in Uri sector, with one Indian woman sustaining injuries due to the bullets from the Pakistani side.
Earlier on August 13, Pakistani forces violated the ceasefire 4 times by resorting to firing and shelling in Krishnagati, Nowshera, Mankote and north Kashmir, resulting in injuries to three Jawans.
Before August 13, Pakistani troops violated ceasefire in Poonch district on August 8, once again in Uri sector on August 7, and in the Rajouri district on August 6.
Relations between the two nations remain stressed due to the frequent ceasefire violations on the border. Meanwhile, on the Sikkim border, India continues in a standoff with Chinese troops over a dispute on the Doklam plateau claimed by both China and Bhutan.