Eerie calm prevails along Indo-Pak border

Jammu, Oct 5: An eerie calm prevailed along the Indo-Pak border here as guns fell silent overnight after a series of ceasefire violations by Pakistani troops in the past week.

"There was no ceasefire violation reported along LoC in Jammu, Poonch and Rajouri districts last night," a defence spokesman said today.

"Guns have fallen silent after our strong retaliation and befitting reply to the Pakistani troops," he said.

Violating the border ceasefire five times in 24 hours, Pakistan troops had yesterday pounded Indian military and civilian positions in 10 areas along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu region, provoking retaliation.

A jawan was reportedly injured due to a splinter in Pallanwala sector.

Pakistani troops have been resorting to shelling of mortar bombs and small and automatic weapons in Jhangar, Kalsian, Makri in Noushera sector of Rajouri district and Gigriyal, Platan, Damanu, Channi and Palanwala areas of Pallanwala sector of Jammu district and Balnoi, Krishnagati in Poonch district.

A total of five ceasefire violations took place yesterday and four such violations happened on October 3.