J&K: Pak army resorted to unprovoked firing in Poonch, India retaliated

WION Web Team Delhi, India Oct 04, 2018, 09.07 PM(IST)

File photo. Photograph:( ANI )

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The incident came few days after a Pakistani chopper on Sunday violated the airspace along the Line of Control (LoC). 

Pakistan Army on Thursday evening resorted to unprovoked small arms firing in Poonch sector, news agency ANI reported. According to reports, Indian Army retaliated and the firing stopped after a while.

The incident came few days after a Pakistani chopper on Sunday violated the airspace along the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir, the Army said.

News agency PTI quoting Jammu-based Army PRO Lt Col Devender Anand said that the helicopter violated the airspace around 12:13 pm.

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The helicopter flew for nearly five minutes inside Poonch area near Line of Control, the report added. 

Official sources said a white-colour chopper crossed into this side in Gulpur sector and hovered for sometime before turning back.

Helicopters are barred coming within 1 kilometre of the LoC, according to sources.