The Indian Army on Thursday said the Pakistani troopers opened fire at several Indian posts in the Mendhar sector along the LoC late on Wednesday.
"Ceasefire Violation: Pak opened fire, Mendhar area, 14 Aug; 9 - 11 pm with Automatics and Mortars. Own Troops retaliated in the same manner," the Indian Army said in a tweet.
The Pakistani troopers once again fired on Thursday morning about one km away from Mendhar in Balakote sector of Poonch district in Jammu and Kashmir, which left three Indian soldiers injured.
"Ceasefire Violation : Intermittent, cross LC (LoC) firing by Pak Troops going on in Balakote area, Poonch," the Army tweeted.
The Indian Army said the Pakistani soldiers used automatic weapons, mortar shells and rockets while firing at Indian positions.
The Indian Army also retaliated the attack in the same manner.
The ceasefire violations by the troopers from the neighbouring country has increased in the recent times.
Earlier in the day Prime Minister Manmohan Singh while addressing the nation on the 67th Independence Day from the Red Fort in New Delhi, said Pakistan should prevent the use of their territory for anti-India activities to improve relations between the two countries.
"For relations with Pakistan to improve, it is essential that they prevent the use of their territory and territory under their control for any anti-India activity," Singh said.
Referring to the killing of five Indian soldiers in an ambush by Pakistani troopers along the Line of Control (LoC) in the Poonch sector of Jammu and Kashmir on Aug 6, Singh said: "Recently, there was a dastardly attack on our Jawans on the Line of Control with Pakistan. We will take all possible steps to prevent such incidents in the future."
However, Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi took on Singh accusing him of not taking a strong stand on Pakistan.
"PM should have taken a tough stance against Pakistan...But that was not the case. At least the PM's word should have strengthened the morale of the Armed Forces of India," Modi said while addressing a gathering at Lalan College in Gujarat on the occasion of India's 67th Independence Day.
The relation between the two countries soured after the killing of five Indian soldiers in an ambush by Pakistani troopers along the LoC in Poonch sector of Jammu and Kashmir on Aug 6.
Indian Defence Minister AK Antony earlier made a fresh statement in the Lower House of the Indian Parliament holding that special troops of Pakistani army were involved in the attack.
However, Pakistan had earlier denied the allegations and said the country's troops did not kill the Indian soldiers in an overnight attack on a patrol party along the LoC.
--IBNS (Posted on 15-08-2013)