In what could escalate tension along the Line of Control (LoC), Pakistan army violated ceasefire yet again in Poonch at 10.30 pm on Friday by firing at several Indian posts, reported Army officials.
Pakistan troops violated ceasefire at Durga post in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir by firing over 7000 rounds of heavy ammunition on Indian posts for seven and a half hours, reported Press Trust of India.
The incident happened just two days after Pakistani troops allegedly killed five India soldiers in the same region (Poonch), creating furore in the Indian Parliament.
Several Indian Army posts were targeted with small and automatic weapon firing, as per ANI report. No injuries or casualties is reported.
This is the seventh time in last two months that Pakistan troops have violated ceasefire. The last one was on Tuesday, when Pakistan Army allegedly ambushed a patrolling Indian army, killing five of them.
India's Defence Minister AK Antony in his speech in parliament warned Pakistan not to take advantage of India's restraint following 6 August killing at LoC.
"Nothing happens from Pakistan side of LoC without support, assistance, facilitation and often, direct involvement of Pakistan army. It is clear that Specialist Troops of the Pakistan Army were involved in the attack," Antony said in Parliament on Thursday. He also warned that "India's restraint should not be taken for granted. The capacity of our armed forces and resolve of the government to uphold sanctity of the LoC should not be doubted."
Army Chief Gen Bikram Singh has visited the LoC to take stock of situation following repeated violation of ceasefire along the LoC and told his commanders to aggressively retaliate if Pakistan army fire at Indian posts. He is also reportedly checking for any kind of violation of standard operating procedures (SOP) by the troops deployed along the LoC.
The first major raid by Pakistan army was on 8 January, when its Special Services Group (SSG) troop breached the LoC and killed two Indian soldiers, beheading one of them.