“Pakistani troops resorted to unprovoked mortar shelling and firing on some Indian forward posts in Krishana Ghati and Poonch sectors around 7:00 a.m. today”.
This is the third such violation of ceasefire by Pakistan in 48 hours in the same sector, the officer said.
The foreign office said in a statement that a Pakistani soldier was killed on Tuesday, while a civilian was injured in Rawalakot on Wednesday due to firing by the Indian troops.
Despite fresh ceasefire agreement at Director General level meeting between BSF and Rangers on September 10, there has been no let up in mortar shelling by Pakistan so far.
On their last day in Delhi on September 12, a joint record of discussions was to be signed between the two sides after which the visitors were to leave for Islamabad.
This was the second time India cancelled the dialogue process between the two countries since past year .
Blaming “Indian state actors” for interfering in Pakistan, Adviser to PM on National Security and Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz warned on Thursday that tension along the Line of Control “can anytime go out of control”.
Tens of thousands of soldiers are massed on either side of Kashmir, one of the world’s most militarised regions, and in recent months they have stepped up cross-border firing.
Farooq Burki said that both sides hope to defuse the situation along the Indo-Pak border in future amicably.
Aziz said Pakistan also conveyed to the United States that conventional and non-conventional imbalance in South Asia should be considered while entering into any sort of defence cooperation with India, reports Radio Pakistan.
Operation Gibraltar followed the familiar vector of Pakistan’s use of a combination of regular and irregular forces to cross the Ceasefire Line (CFL) into Indian Kashmir and foment a local insurgency against Indian rule.