This Article is From Apr 09, 2009

Pak troops fire at Indian forces again

Pak troops fire at Indian forces again
New Delhi: Pakistani forces on Wednesday opened fresh unprovoked firing at Indian positions along the Line of Control (LoC) in northern Kashmir, a day after Army commanders of the two sides met to ease tension following a 16-hour exchange of fire in which one Indian soldier was killed.

Army spokesman Colonel S D Goswami said in Jammu that Pakistan troops fired at the Indian post in Naria in Nowgam sector on Wednesday morning, violating the ceasefire along the LoC.

They fired two mortar shells and light machine guns, but the Indian side maintained restraint and did not retaliate.

There were no reports about any causality.

Messages at the level of company commander were conveyed to the Pakistani army to stop firing immediately, he said.

India said on Tuesday that there have been ceasefire violations several times by Pakistani troops along the LoC and asked Islamabad not to vitiate the atmosphere and disturb the peace process between the two countries.

Earlier, Defence Minister A K Antony said 19 ceasefire violations were committed by Pakistan army since January this year.

The border stretch across the high mountain ranges in Baramulla district was a scene of heavy exchange fire for over 16 hours which had started on Monday.

A jawan of 22 Rajput Regiment was killed in the firing.