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Pak again violates ceasefire in J-K's Nowgam sector

News Agencies | Updated on: 21 July 2017, 17:32 IST

Once again Pakistan on Friday violated ceasefire in Jammu and Kashmir's Nowgam sector of Handwara in Kupwara district.

The Pakistani troops opened fire and targeted Indian posts in Naugam sector near the Line of Control (LoC).

At the time of filing this report, the Indian army is strongly retaliating to the shellings even as both sides are exchanging heavy gunfire.

This came a day after the Indian Army told Pakistan to stop indulging in violating the cease-fire along the LoC and the International Border (IB).

In a meeting on Thursday, India's Director General of Military Operations (DGMO)Lieutenant AK Bhatt had informed Pakistani DGMO about the spate of ceasefire violations which included caliber escalation coupled with incidents of sniping and attempted infiltration bids.

"Pakistani DGMO was exhorted to exercise strict control on his troops and instruct them to refrain from any nefarious activities," Bhatt said.


First published: 21 July 2017, 17:32 IST