Jammu, Dec 28: The armies of India and Pakistan on Thursday traded heavy fire on the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir.
Defence ministry sources said Pakistani army resorted to unprovoked and indiscriminate shelling and firing in Degwar area.
“It started at 6:30 am. Using small arms, automatics and mortars they targeted military and civilian facilities in Degwar. Indian positions retaliated effectively and strongly,” they said.
Tensions heightened between India and Pakistan on the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir after four Indian soldiers, including a Major, were killed by the Pakistani army on 23 December in Keri area of Rajouri district.
The Indian Army carried out a retaliatory action on Monday when a group of five soldiers went 300 to 500 metres into Pakistan controlled territory across the LoC and killed three Pakistani soldiers in Rawalakot area.