There was suspected movement along the Line of Control (LOC) in forward belt of Keri area in Rajouri sector and a Patrol party was launched in the area immediately on Tuesday, a senior Army official said.
During patrolling, an Army jawan was injured when troops fired from Pakistan, he said, adding that BSF troops fired back, resulting in exchanges for a brief period. The injured was hospitalised, he said, adding, the suspected militants escaped.
"It is a clear case of ceasefire violation. We have lodged a protest with Pak authorities today," he said.
Pakistani troops on Independence Day violated ceasefire by firing on the Indian post along the Indo-Pak Border in Samba district. Pakistani troops from Imran post fired on Ballard forward post along the International Border in Ramgarh sub-sector of the district around 3.45 AM on August 15.