India, Pak armies trade fire along LoC in Poonch

India, Pak armies trade fire along LoC in Poonch

Our forces giving befitting reply: DIG Slathia

The armies of India and Pakistan traded fire along the Line of Control (LoC) in Kerni area of Poonch on Friday. This was the second incident of ceasefire violation in as many days. 

As per official reports, “Cross-border firing started on Friday evening, after Pakistani army used medium caliber automatic weapons to target Indian army forward posts. The firing was retaliated, which led to exchange of fire along the LoC for about 40 minutes." There were no reports of any loss or injury of life in the firing.

Meanwhile, deputy inspector general of police, Rajouri-Poonch range, Deepak Kumar Slathia, on Friday said, “Our forces are giving a befitting reply to Pakistani force for resorting to unprovoked firing along the LoC.”

"We have a very long stretch of LoC in our area (Rajouri and Poonch districts). In the recent days, there seems to have been a spike in unprovoked firing from the Pakistani army,” he said.

There are no reports of any infiltration attempt amid the ceasefire violation, the officer said, adding, “We are keeping a close vigil on the entire situation.”