RAWALPINDI- Indian army has again violated the ceasefire along the Line of Control (LoC) on Wednesday morning as its troops resorted to unprovoked firing in the Kailer sector near Bagh and in the Nezapir Sector near Rawalakot, the army said.

"Pakistani troops are befittingly responding to Indian firing which started early morning today," an Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) spokesman said. A day before this incident, military officials from Pakistan and India spoke over a hotline on the aggravating situation along the LoC and the Working Boundary (WB) as military observers from the United Nations visited affected areas inside Pakistan.

In the first hotline contact during the current episode of border clashes that began on Oct 05, both sides expressed their concern over the situation and accused the other of unprovoked firing. At least 20 people have lost their lives on both sides of the LoC and the WB in the continuing skirmishes. In December last year, a meeting of the DGMOs had helped end clashes between India and Pakistan. The calm, however, proved short-lived and the two countries were back to trading fire along the de facto border in six months.