Continuous heavy artillery fire exchanges have been commonplace since the two countries drew on their air forces to showcase their air power in the aftermath of the Pulwama terror attack in February, which killed over 40 Indian soldiers.

The border patrol forces from India and Pakistan have exchanged heavy fire and shelling along the border near the Rajouri sector of the India state of Jammu and Kashmir.

As per local officials, a heavy firing of artillery was started by Pakistani forces at about 23.30 hrs local time on Monday night, which continued until Tuesday morning.

The cross-border artillery exchanges between the two nuclear neighbours have not stopped since mid-February when a terror attack executed by Pak-based Jaish-e-Mohammed killed 40 Indian soldiers at Pulwama in Jammu and Kashmir.
At least five Indian Army personnel have been killed in border firing and a counter terror operation since 18 March in the Kashmir zone. Cross-border firing reached a crescendo across Sunderbani sector in the past week.

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