Pakistani troops violate LoC five times

August 10th, 2011 - 8:23 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Aug 10 (IANS) Pakistani troops resorted to firing and violated the ceasefire along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir five times in June and July, Defence Minister A.K. Antony said Wednesday.

There were two violations in June and three in July, he told the Rajya Sabha in a statement. The Pakistanis used small arms, machine guns and rocket launchers, he said.

The LoC divides Kashmir between India and Pakistan.

He said all incidents of ceasefire violations were probed and protests lodged with the Pakistani military authorities at the appropriate level.

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