India seeks flag meeting with Pak over indiscriminate firing in Uri

March 21st, 2009 - 5:37 pm ICT by ANI  

New Delhi, Mar 21 (ANI): The Indian Army has asked for a flag meeting after Pakistani troops reportedly fired throughout the night at Indian posts in the Uri sector of Jammu and Kashmir.
Pakistan authorities are yet to respond.
The Pakistan army indulged in a major breach of ceasefire, and fired between 1500 to 2000 rounds at Indian posts in the Kamalkote area of the Uri sector between 10:00 p.m. on Friday night and 3:00 a.m. on Saturday morning.
The firing has left a 10 JAK rifles soldier Lance Naik Prakash Singh injured.
Singh, who has been shifted to an Army Base Hospital, revealed that the firing from across the border was unprovoked.
According to officials, Pakistani troops fired to provide cover to militants to infiltrate into Indian territory.
Three militants were killed in a gunbattle, which is continuing in the Drangyari area in frontier district of Kupwara since yesterday.
India and Pakistan had declared a ceasefire on the borders of the two countries in November 2003.
However, according to Indian officials, the ceasefire has been violated 58 times since it was announced. Last year, there were 34 incidents of ceasefire violation. (ANI)

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