Jammu: The Pakistani troops, once again, on Wednesday (July 31) opened fire and shelled mortars along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri district, officials said.

However, Indian troops gave a befitting reply, resulting in massive damage to Pakistani Army posts and casualties to Pakistani soldiers.

"At about 0030 hours, the Pakistan Army initiated unprovoked ceasefire violation by firing of small arms and shelling with mortars along the Line of Control (LoC) in Nowshera sector of district Rajouri", a defence spokesman said.

The Indian Army is responding strongly and effectively, he said.

This ceasefire by the Pakistani troops are on for the fourth consecutive day, targeting civilian areas along the LoC in Poonch and Rajouri districts, in which a baby and a jawan were killed, and two others were injured.

Pakistan troops had also shelled forward areas and villages along the LoC in Tanghar area of North Kashmir on Tuesday (July 30), they said.

Earlier, on Monday (July 29), Pakistani troops had shelled areas along the LoC in Mankote and Shahpur sectors of Poonch district.

A day before Kargil Vijay Diwas, the Pakistani troops had also violated ceasefire by resorting to unprovoked mortar and small arms firing along the LoC in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir.

Reacting to this, an Indian Army spokesperson said that the Army is retaliating befittingly to silence the Pakistani guns and that there was no immediate report of any casualty.