ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and India exchanged fresh fire across the Kashmir border Saturday, the Pakistani military said, with Indian officials stating there was no damage as tensions rise between the nuclear-armed rivals.
‘Pakistani troops befittingly responded to Indian unprovoked firing’ which started at 4:00 am (2300 GMT) and continued for four hours in Bhimber sector on the Pakistani side of the border, a military statement said. It did not mention casualties.
According to ISPR, Indian border forces also fired mortar shells at the civilian population.
Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif had earlier said that Pakistan is ready to deal with all kind of hostilities and will give a befitting response to any adventurism.
Tension between India and Pakistan has been high since an Indian security forces crackdown on protesting Kashmiris in Occupied Kashmir began in July. Relations worsened in September after eighteen Indian soldiers were killed in an attack on an Indian army base, an attack New Delhi blames on Pakistan.