Authorities in Jammu and Kashmir have sought a meeting with officials of Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) on Thursday to discuss resumption of cross-LoC travel and trade via the Poonch-Rawalkote road.
The bus service was suspended on July 10 due to heavy firing and shelling from the Pakistani side. Since then, no bus has crossed the Line of Control from Chakan-da-bagh.
Jammu and Kashmir has witnessed the worst border skirmishes between India and Pakistan along the LoC this year.
"Pakistan Army initiated unprovoked and indiscriminate firing of small arms, automatic and mortars from 0815 hours in Poonch and Bhimbher Gali sectors along the Line of Control (LoC)", the spokesman said.
"An infiltration bid has been eliminated in general area Zorawar of Uri sector. One terrorist has been killed," an Army official said.
"Pakistan Army initiated unprovoked and indiscriminate firing of small arms, automatics and mortars from 0534 hours today in Poonch sector along the Line of Control (LoC)," a defence spokesman said.
The ceasefire violation took place near LoC at Manga Kamalkote in Uri last night, a police official said.
The two DGMOs also deliberated on the situation along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir, an Army official said.
Pakistan today summoned India's deputy high commissioner in Islamabad over alleged firing along the Line of Control that killed two persons and injured three others
The ceasefire violation started at 0415 hours targeting Indian Army posts along the LoC in Bhimbher Gali (BG) sector, a Defence spokesman said.
But this division by stealth split the ground beneath us, leaving Nationalists and ‘anti-nationals’ in an eyeball-to-eyeball confrontation more bitter than the one across the Line of Control that marks last century’s split.
The Indian Army is retaliating "strongly and effectively", PRO Ministry of Defence (MoD), Jammu, Lt Col Manish Mehta said, adding that the firing was continuing when reports last came in.
Pakistan's Ambassador to the UN Maleeha Lodhi met the Deputy UN Secretary General Jan Eliasson and the Chef de Cabinet of the Secretary General Edmond Mulet during which she alleged that the situation along the Line of Control (LoC) posed a "grave threat to international peace and security".
Several sectors in the LoC are witnessing artillery gun fire and mortar shelling with the Neelam Valley, Kel and Keran taking the brunt. A latest Pakistani media report said at least 10 people were dead and another 14 wounded in two separate incidents in Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (PoK).
Pakistani troops have violated the ceasefire 99 times along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir, targeting Indian posts and civilian areas, after the surgical strike by the army on PoK-based terrorist launching pads.
The meet to discuss border situation is being attended by Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar, Home Minister Rajnath Singh and National Security Advisor Ajit Doval.
The BSF said it destroyed 14 posts of Pakistan Rangers in retaliatory action along International Border in Ramgarh and Arnia sectors of Jammu province. Two Pakistan Rangers and one Pakistan Army soldier were killed, BSF sources said.
The company's board meeting will be held on November 07, to consider, approve and to take on record un-audited standalone and consolidated financial results for the quarter and half year ended on September 30, 2016.
The four Pakistani terrorists, who killed 19 soldiers in one of the the bloodiest attacks on an army camp in Uri last month, had used a ladder to scale the electrified fence at the LoC.
"Russia's clear stand on the need to combat terrorism mirrors our own," Modi said in a joint address to the media with visiting Russian President Vladimir Putin.
The Pakistan army is believed to be planning attacks by terrorists on Indian defence personnel and security establishments besides select civilian targets in the wake of September 29 surgical strikes.
Addressing a gathering at the University of Toronto's Rotman School of Management, Jaitley said that any impact that had been felt on the markets and the rupee had been "temporary", and that foreign direct investment into India "continues to increase".
Looking at the non-performance of the large cap stocks, essentially private sector banks, Ashwani Gujral of ashwanigujral.com says an all-time for the Nifty may take some more time to reach.
Violating the ceasefire again, Pakistani troops today targeted Indian posts and civilian areas with mortar bombs and heavy machine guns along the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir's Akhnoor tehsil.
"Sebi and the exchanges are in continuous dialogue and whenever we expect severe market volatility, then we become all the more alert," Sebi whole-time member Rajeev Agrawal told reporters here today.