Ind, Pak military officials discuss ceasefire violations
NEW DELHI/ISLAMABAD: Amid continuing ceasefire violations by Pakistan Army, top military officials of India and Pakistan on Tuesday discussed over the hotline the situation along the Line of Control and International Border.
The discussion over the hotline was held by the officials of the Directorate General of Military Operations of India and Pakistan, army officials said here.
The Indian side is understood to have registered its protest with their Pakistan counterparts over the series of ceasefire violations carried out by the neighbouring country’s troops in the last fortnight from across the border in Jammu and Kashmir.
India has alleged that Pakistan has been the aggressor in the recent spate of ceasefire violations and India will make the cost of its adventurism “unaffordable”.
Every Tuesday, the DGMOs of India and Pakistan talk to each other to take up the issues faced by the two sides along the border. Meanwhile, Pakistani military officials in Islamabad said about the talks that they have conveyed their concerns to India over the “unprovoked firing” along the LoC and IB.
After a brief lull, Pakistani troops violated the ceasefire twice today, resorting to heavy firing and mortar shelling on 10 Indian forward posts along the LoC in J-K’s Poonch District. A woman was injured in the firing. India and Pakistan have been trading heavy mortar and gun fire along IB and LoC since 1st Oct.
While eight people died and 90 others, including 13 security men, were injured in J-K in the firing by Pakistani troops, the neighbouring country has reported 13 civilian casualties. In 2013, the Pakistani and Indian DGMOs had met and promised to uphold the 2003 LoC ceasefire agreement. (PTI)