Srinagar: Pakistan continued to provoke India as its troops violated the ceasefire along Line of Control (LoC) in Balnoi sector of Mendhar in Jammu and Kashmir during wee hours on Thursday. The Indian Army is reportedly giving a befitting reply to the intermittent firing.

Earlier in the day, the Pakistani troops resorted to heavy mortar shelling and firing in Krishna Ghati sector of Poonch district of the state. The Indian Army strongly retaliated. No injuries or casualties were reported on either side.

“Pakistan violated ceasefire at 6 AM today in Krishna Ghati sector along the Line of Control in Poonch district. Indian Army retaliated effectively. Firing stopped around 7 AM,” news agency ANI had tweeted.

The violation of ceasefire by Pakistan comes a day after three Pakistani jets violated the Indian airspace near Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch and Nowshera sectors but were pushed back by the Indian Air Force (IAF) aircraft. In retaliation, the IAF shot down a F-16 jet 3 km within Pakistan territory in Lam Valley.

Earlier on Tuesday, India avenged the dastardly Pulwama terror attack by mounting a massive offensive on Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) in Pakistan and carried a ‘non-military pre-emptive air strike’ on three camps of the terrorist organisation, killing nearly 300 militants.

On February 14, forty Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) jawans were killed as an explosive-laden vehicle rammed into a bus of their convoy in south Kashmir’s Pulwama. The responsibility of the attack was claimed by Jaish-e-Mohammed. The suicide bomber who had carried out the attack was identified as Adil Ahmad Dar.