Take steps to ensure peace and tranquillity along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir, Lieutenant General A.K. Bhatt, the Indian Director General of Military Operations (DGMO) told his Pakistani counterpart on Saturday.
As per reports, the Pakistani army resorted to unprovoked firing at about 07:45 am in the Gulpur sector by opening heaving mortar shelling in the area and later extended that firing to the nearby Digwar and Khadi Karmarasectors also.
The Indian Army is strongly retaliating, and the firing is underway.
The ceasefire violations and sniper attacks by Pakistani troops have been on rise since last several months. The firing is still on, he said.
"They (Indian troops) started shelling at about 7am without any provocation".
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On Wednesday, Pakistani troops violated the ceasefire along the LoC in Poonch sector.
Eight civilians and 16security personnel were killed in the firing, a Home Ministry official said.It is the highest number of ceasefire violations in almost a decade, the official said.
"The schools have been closed as a precautionary measure as there has been escalation in shelling and firing on the border since Thursday", an official said.
Cross border trade between India and Pakistan was suspended for a day following continuous exchange of fire between the two sides along the Line of Control (LoC).