India, Pakistan Trade Gunfire in J&K’s Poonch District

India maintained its position above France in the top five military powers of the world.

India and Pakistan traded gunfire in Poonch district of Jammu when the Pakistan Army on Monday resorted to unprovoked shelling and firing at the Indian positions along the Line of Control.

Lieutenant Colonel Manish Mehta, Defence Ministry spokesmanThe Pakistan army initiated indiscriminate firing of small arms, automatics and mortars at the Indian Army posts along the LoC (Monday).

"The Indian side is retaliating strongly and effectively," he said.

The exchange of fire is still on, he added at 11 am.

(The article is published in arrangement with IANS.)