JAMMU, Jan 18: Pakistan today violated ceasefire by resorting to firing and shelling on forward posts and villages along the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch and Rajouri districts.
The firing and shelling from across the border started in Mendhar sector of Poonch and Lam in Nowshera sector of Rajouri in the afternoon, prompting befitting retaliating by the Indian Army, sources said.
They said Pakistan resorted to unprovoked ceasefire violation in Mendhar sector from 12.30 pm to 1.15 pm, but there was no report of any casualty on the Indian side.
In Lam area of Nowshera, Pakistani troops resorted to small arms firing and mortar shelling around noon, they said, adding the Indian Army retaliated befittingly.
The cross-border shelling in the sector continued for about two hours.