Pakistani forces resorted to unprovoked firing in Poonch sector of Jammu and Kashmir on Friday. This is the seventh ceasefire violation by Pakistan in past 24 hours. Indian forces gave a befitting reply to Pakistan with strong retaliatory fire.

Earlier this week, Pakistan targeted Indian schools across the border and many schools children were trapped inside the school and took cover underneath their desks to save their lives.

Reacting strongly, India on Thursday told Pakistan that its troops were “deliberately” targeting Indian civilian villages and firing at schoolchildren in Jammu and Kashmir which “does not behove of any Army”.

The matter was raised in telephonic talks between Director General of Military Operations Lt.Gen. A.K. Bhatt and his Pakistani counterpart Maj. Gen. Sahir Shamshad Mirza, Army spokesperson Col Aman Anand said in a statement.

In a significant step, the United States (US) on Wednesday listed Pakistan among nations and regions providing ‘safe havens’ to the terrorists. The US said that terror organisation Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) and Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) continue to operate, train, organise and raise funds inside the country.