JAMMU, Nov 30: A suspicious movement of a Pakistani ‘fighter jet’ was seen this morning along the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch district.
“Yes, Pak ‘fighter jet’ was seen and a chain of smoke was noticed in Poonch sector which seemed to be of a Pakistani jet,” said an official.
He added that he cannot comment whether it was “air space violation” or not but efforts are on to find out what kind of jet it exactly was.
“An alert was sounded soon after the movement of the jet,” he added.
Meanwhile, the Pakistan army violated ceasefire and resorted to heavy firing and mortar shelling targeting forward posts along the LoC in Poonch district, drawing retaliation from Indian troops, officials said.
“At about 1510 hours (3.10 pm) today (Monday), Pak army initiated unprovoked ceasefire violation by firing with small arms & intense shelling with mortars along LoC in Shahpur sector in district Poonch,” a Defence spokesperson said.
Pakistani Rangers also opened fire at border outposts along the International Border in Kathua district.
The firing from the Pakistani side in Pansar, Karol Krishna and Gurnam border outposts started around 9:40 pm last night, drawing effective retaliation from the Border Security Force (BSF) guarding the IB, the officials said.
The cross-border firing between the two sides continued till 3:10 am, forcing border residents to spend the night in underground bunkers.
No casualty has been reported on the Indian side.