India, Pakistan armies trade heavy fire on LoC in Jammu and Kashmir

Defence Ministry sources said the Pakistan Army resorted to "unprovoked" firing and shelling on the LoC using small arms, automatics and mortars to target Indian positions.

Indo-Asian News Service
Jammu, Publish Date: Aug 16 2017 10:01AM | Updated Date: Aug 16 2017 10:01AM
India, Pakistan armies trade heavy fire on LoC in Jammu and KashmirIndia, Pakistan armies trade heavy fire on LoC in Jammu and Kashmir

The Indian and Pakistani Army traded heavy fire on Wednesday on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district.

Defence Ministry sources said the Pakistan Army resorted to "unprovoked" firing and shelling on the LoC using small arms, automatics and mortars to target Indian positions. 

The "ceasefire violation" started at 5.34 a.m., the sources said.

"Indian positions are retaliating effectively. Firing exchanges were going on," the ministry sources added.