Pakistan summons Indian envoy over ceasefire violations on LoC

Frederick Owens
November 19, 2017

The director general also said the Indian side should permit UN Military Observer Group in India and Pakistan to play its mandated role as per the UN Security Council resolutions.

"Pakistani Army this morning at around 0745 hrs initiated unprovoked and indiscriminate firing of small arms, automatics and mortars in Degwar area of Poonch sector along the Line of Control (LC)", a defence spokesman here said.

"He further exhorted the Pakistan Army DGMO to resolve this existent credibility gap to ensure that peace and tranquillity is maintained along the LoC", said a spokesman of the Indian Army.

Islamabad-Pakistan today summoned India's Deputy High Commissioner J P Singh for a second time in two days and condemned the alleged firing by Indian troops along the LoC in which two Pakistani civilians were killed and five others injured.

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Lt. Gen. Bhat said retaliatory firing by Indian troops has only been carried out in response to unprovoked and repeated cease fire violation from Pakistan's side. The Army said Lt Gen Bhatt clarified that Indian troops always maintain "impeccable standards of professionalism" and do not target civilians in any manner.

The DGMO of the Indian Army had an unscheduled interaction with his counterpart in the Pakistan Army on Saturday after a request for the same came in from the latter.

"Indian Army will continue its effort to ensure peace and tranquility on the borders".

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