August 2002 News

Artillery duels continues in Drass and Battalick sectors

5 August 2002
The Hindustan Times

Jammu: Artillery duels between Indian and Pakistani troops along Line of Control were continuing in Battalick and Drass sectors of Ladakh region in Jammu and Kashmir since Sunday, a defence spokesman said on Monday. Pakistani troops continued to target forward Indian positions in Battalick and Drass sectors since Sunday evening, he said adding the Indian troops retaliated effectively. However, there was no reports of any loss or damage on the Indian side during the artillery duels between two sides till Monday morning, the spokesman of the Northern Command said. Reports of low intensity exchange of mortar shelling between Indian and Pakistani troops were also received from Jhangar area of Noushera sector in Rajouri district on Sunday night without any damage on the Indian side, the spokesman added. Sporadic exchange of small arms firing also took place along Indo-Pak border in Kanachak, Akhnoor and Khour sectors of Jammu district during the last 24 hours, official sources said.


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