Pakistan Army Fires At Indian Posts In Kashmir

3 June 2009
The Times of India

Jammu: The Pakistan Army on Wednesday fired bursts of gunfire at Indian posts near the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir once again violating the over five-year ceasefire agreement between the two nuclear armed neighbours, an official said here. The 'unprovoked' firing, which was not retaliated, caused no damage, an Indian Army official said on condition of anonymity because he is not authorised to speak to the media on record. 'Pakistani troops fired three to four bursts in Saujian sector of Rajouri at 10.45 a.m. today,' the official said. The Indian Army has taken a 'serious note of this (ceasefire violation)', the official said. 'We shall be sending a message across and ask the reason for this violation.' This is the second ceasefire violation in less than a month this year on the LoC - a defacto border between India and Pakistan in Jammu and Kashmir. On May 9, the Pakistani Army violated the ceasefire along the LoC by firing two mortar shells at Indian posts. Last year Defence Minister A.K. Antony said Pakistan had violated the ceasefire over thirty times since it was agreed between India and Pakistan in November 2003.