New Delhi: An encounter is underway between the Pakistan Army and the Indian counterpart in Jammu and Kashmir’s Nowshera sector after Pakistan initiated an unprovoked ceasefire this morning. Also Read - Jammu and Kashmir Admin Announces Complete Lockdown In 11 districts Amid Spike In COVID Cases

The firing began at around 11:30 AM on the LoC in Rajouri district. “At about 11.30 a.m. today Pakistan initiated unprovoked ceasefire violation by firing with small arms and shelling with mortars on the LoC in Nowshera sector. Indian army is retaliating befittingly,” said Colonel Devender Anand, defence ministry spokesman. Also Read - Complete Corona Curfew Imposed in Jammu and Kashmir Till Monday Morning

Over the past few weeks, Pakistan Army has been resorting to unprovoked, indiscriminate shelling of defence and civilian facilities near the LoC in these districts. Also Read - Jammu & Kashmir: Corona Curfew Extended To All 20 Districts, Public Transport To Ply At 50% Capacity

Assisted by the army’s bomb disposal squads, authorities have been clearing unexploded mortar shells that landed well inside the Indian territory.