New Delhi, Jan 11 (): Following the killing of two Indian soldiers by Pakistani troops, situation remained to be tense between both the neighbouring countries as India claimed that Pakistani troops once again opened senseless firing in Poonch and Mendhar on Thursday that took place for more than two hours.
In the exchange of fire, one Pakistani soldier was said to be dead. Pakistan also claimed that it was India who first opened fire on Thursday which was categorically denied by New Delhi, who said that firing started first in the Battal area in Poonch sector after which Indian troops had to respond to Pakistani firing.
Earlier, Pakistani troops fired in the area which was shielded by the thirteen Rajputana Rifles, in which two Indian soldiers Lance Naiks Sudhakar Singh and Hemraj were put to death and whose bodies were disfigured indiscriminately by the Pakistanis.
India also denied Pakistani allegation that its army showed violations regarding the line of control in Uri sector on Sunday.
Meanwhile, prohibiting Indian trucks to unload, Pakistan on Thursday closed the gates on the LoC trading post in Poonch sector and did not allow the trucks carrying goods, mostly vegetables to Pakistan-Occupied Kashmir at Chakan-Da-Bagh, said officials of the Trade Facilitation Center (TFC) at Poonch.
India claimed that the decision to close the LoC trading point was not informed by Pakistan. Talking on India-Pakistan visa pact, Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde said that the recent incident will not much affect the visa agreement between both the countries and will soon be implemented.
Disapproving Pakistan’s claim, Finance Minister P Chidambaram on Thursday denied that India had desecrated ceasefire norms and also stated that it will not allow any third-party to intervene in the issue.
Expressing regret over the gruesome killing of two Indian jawans, Leader of the Opposition Sushma Swaraj said that Government should take tough measures in shielding the morale of our armed forces.