The Army has lodged a strong protest with Pakistan over recent ceasefire violations, when six Indian Forward Posts along LoC in Poonch sector were targeted by mortar and small arms firing.

“We have held a flag meeting along Line of Control (LoC) at a forward post in Poonch sector and lodged a strong protest over the ceasefire violation and cross-border firing”, a senior Army officer told PTI in Jammu on Sunday.

Pakistani troops had violated India-Pak border ceasefire along LoC and targeted six Indian posts with mortar, rockets and small arms fire in Poonch sector on July 15 and 16.

Pakistani troops had fired on the posts in Krishna Ghati sub-sector of Poonch from around 21:30 hours, drawing retaliation from Indian Army.

Indian and Pakistani troops traded intermittent gunfire till late into the night at Krishna Ghati, about 280km from Jammu.

There was also ceasefire violation along International Border (IB) in R S Pura sub-sector’s Kharkhola and Bodla Border Out Posts on July 15. There was no causality in firing and ceasefire violation on Indian side.

There were six ceasefire violations by Pakistani troops in the last two weeks.

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