SRINAGAR, May 25 2013 : An Indian army brigadier and two troopers were wounded in exchange of fire between Pakistani troopers on Line of Control (LoC) in Kashmir. The ceasefire violation was reported last night along Tutamari Gali of Nowgam sector, close to LoC in frontier Kupwara district, around 120 km northwest of Srinagar city. "Brigadier Sanjeev Langar and two troopers were injured on Friday night when Pakistani troops opened fire on Indian positions violating the ceasefire along the Line of Control in Tutmari Gali sector," reports said .
Reports said Indian army has also retaliated to the firing from Pakistani side. GoC Barmaulla V.G.Khandiara told a local news agency, CNS, that Pakistani rangers opened fire on Indian positions violating the ceasefire along the Line of Control in Tutmari Gali sector. “The post is guarded by 17 Jath, 17 Gadwal and BSF’s 37 Batalion. Brigadier Sanjeev Langar and two troopers were injured in the incident. They are out of danger,” he said. Earlier this year skirmishes between Indian and Pakistani troopers on LoC heightening tension between the nuclear neighbours.
Five troopers of both the countries (two from India and three from Pakistan) were killed in these skirmishes on LoC. New Delhi and Islamabad in 2003 agreed to observe a ceasefire along the international border and LoC in Kashmir. Though some violations have been reported on both sides, the ceasefire remains in effect. Kashmir, the Himalayan region divided between India and Pakistan is claimed by both in full. Since their independence from British, the two countries have fought three wars, two exclusively over Kashmir.