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 - With Article 370 Gone, Army Now Wants to Buy Land in J&K to Set up Camp

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 - Day After Forces Foiled Pulwama-Style Attack, Cops Identify Owner of Explosives-Laden Car

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 - Pulwama-like Terror Attack Averted: Vehicle Suspected of Carrying 40-45 Kgs of Explosives; JeM Has Main Role, Says Top Cop

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