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Pak Army violates ceasefire, fires at Indian posts

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First published: June 3, 2009, 8:18 PM IST | Updated: June 3, 2009
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Pak Army violates ceasefire, fires at Indian posts
The violation took place at 1045 hrs IST in Copra of Rajouri sector.

Jammu/New Delhi: Pakistan Army personnel on Wednesday fired seven rounds of small arms at Indian Army posts in Copra of Rajouri sector in Jammu and Kashmir, in the eighth violation of the ceasefire this year.

The violation took place at 1045 hrs IST when the Indian Army personnel at posts located along the Line of Control came under the small arms fire. However, there was no casualty or injury.

"The firing was aimed at Indian Army posts and it came from across the border from Pakistani forces," Army sources in New Delhi said.

Indian troops maintained restraint and did not fire back, the official said.

The incident, the Army headquarters in Delhi said, was the eighth violation of the ceasefire, agreed to by the countries in 2003, since the beginning of this year. No casualties were reported on their side, it said.

The violation would be taken up by the Indian side at the next local commander-level meeting, sources said.

There was no Director General of Military Operations-level hotline talk this time as it was felt by the Army headquarters that the matter could be resolved at the local unit level, the sources added.

The DGMOs of the two countries, apart from talking to each other on a weekly basis, also make hotline calls to take up urgent matters such as serious ceasefire violations.

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