Firing in Kashmir across the LoC stops

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Srinagar, July 29 : The firing between Indian and Pakistani troops across the Line of Control (LoC) stopped early today after continuing for 16 hours.

According to defence sources, the body of sepoy Mahesh from the Rajput Regiment was found from a ditch.

Earlier, India has sought a flag meeting with Pakistan a day after skirmishes at the LoC dividing the two countries resulted in the reported deaths of one Indian soldier and four Pakistani soldiers. slamabad is yet to agree to participate in the flag meeting in Jammu and Kashmir's Kupwara-Nowgam Sector.

Monday's skirmish is the sixth ceasefire violation that has taken place at the LoC in the past three weeks after Islamabad gave an assurance that it was committed to maintaining the ceasefire.n May 20, India and Pakistan resumed their first composite dialogue to maintain peace on the LoC after the new government assumed office in Islamabad.

Pakistani soldiers crossed the LoC in Kaiyan Bowl in the Nowgam Sector in Baramulla District and threatened an Indian surveillance detachment of five soldiers, keeping a watch in the area, at around 3.30 pm.

The Pakistani soldiers demanded that the Indian observation post be vacated. he incident comes a week after Indian Foreign Secretary Shiv Shankar Menon said the peace process between the two countries is "under stress".

ANI

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