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India summons Pak official over death of soldier in ceasefire violation

Pakistan forces have carried out 301 incidents of unprovoked ceasefire violations along the LoC this year.

india Updated: Aug 09, 2017 23:52 IST
Border Security Force (BSF) soldiers standing guard during a night patrol near the fence at the India-Pakistan International Border at the outpost of Akhnoor sector.
Border Security Force (BSF) soldiers standing guard during a night patrol near the fence at the India-Pakistan International Border at the outpost of Akhnoor sector.(HT FIle Photo)

India summoned a Pakistan High Commission official on Wednesday and issued a demarche over the death of an Indian soldier in unprovoked ceasefire violation by Pakistan, terming it as “deplorable”.

Counsellor Tariq Karim was summoned to the Ministry of External Affairs during which the incident was condemned in strongest terms and it was conveyed that such loss of life was highly deplorable.

“A demarche was made lodging strong protest at the fatal casualty of an Indian soldier in unprovoked ceasefire violation by Pakistan’s forces in the Krishna Ghati Sector on August 8,” a ministry release said.

The ministry also shared its “grave concern at the continuing incidents of unprovoked ceasefire violations by the Pakistan forces along the Line of Control (LoC) and the International Border (IB)”.

Despite repeated calls for restraint and call to adhere to the ceasefire understanding of 2003 for maintaining peace and tranquillity, Pakistan forces have carried out 301 incidents of unprovoked ceasefire violations along the LoC this year, the ministry added.