Indo-Pak armies trade gunfire in Nowshera, Sunderbani sectors | KNO

Army says any further provocation will be responded in befitting manner
Indo-Pak armies trade gunfire in Nowshera, Sunderbani sectors | KNO

Kashmir News Observer (KNO)

Jammu, March 06 (KNO) : India and Pakistan armies traded gunfire along LOC in Nowshehra and Sunderbani sector in Rajouri district on Wednesday. Officials told KNO that at about 1030 hours, Pakistan initiated unprovoked ceasefire violation by heavy shelling with artilleryand firing of small arms along LoC in Nowshera and Sunderbani Sectors, District Rajouri (J&K). “Indian Army is retaliating strongly and effectively," he said. Meanwhile, Army said that any further provocation or misadventure by Pakistan will be responded in a befitting manner with dire consequences. Army PRO, Lt Col Mohit Vaishnava said they are maintaining strict vigil along the Line of Control and International Border. “Post our warning to the Pakistan Army not to target civilian areas, the overall situation along the Line of Control remains relatively calm,” he said. In the last 24 hours, the Pakistan Army resorted to intense and unprovoked firing with heavy calibre weapons in selected areas of Krishna Ghati and Sunderbani, targeting Indian posts and civilian areas with Mortar bombs and heavy Arty guns, he said, adding that the same was effectively retaliated by the Indian Army. “There have been no casualties on the Indian side,” he said, adding that “we would reiterate that as a professional Army we are committed to avoid civil casualties, especially along the Line of Control. All actions taken by our defence forces are targeted towards counter terrorism and terrorist infrastructure, away from civilian areas, to avoid civilian casualties.” “We are maintaining strict vigil along the Line of Control and IB. Any further provocation or misadventure by Pakistan will be responded in a befitting manner with dire consequences,” he added. (KNO)