Pakistan, Indian DGMOs discuss firing along LoC, IB
The Pakistani DGMO claimed so far this year there have been 219 civilian casualties due to Indian ceasefire violations.Updated: Apr 28, 2018 22:35 IST
Pakistan’s director general of military operations has discussed with his Indian counterpart the issue of cross-border firing along the Line of Control and international border.
Radio Pakistan reported that hotline contact was established between the Pakistani and Indian DGMOs.
“The Pakistani DGMO also highlighted deliberate targeting of innocent civilians residing along LoC and Working Boundary by Indian forces on false pretext of reaction against alleged cross border infiltration,” according to the report.
The DGMO said “such unprofessional and unethical acts are provocative, detrimental to peace, vitiate the situation along LOC and also contribute towards further escalation”.
He said durable peace along the LoC and the international border is contingent upon practical manifestation of existing understandings by Indian troops on the ground.
He claimed that so far this year there have been 219 civilian casualties due to Indian ceasefire violations.
In a strong message, the Indian Army on Friday told the Pakistan military to stop supporting terror groups in Jammu and Kashmir, asserting that it will continue to take all “retaliatory measures” to foil Pakistan’s designs.
(This story has been published from a wire agency feed without modifications to the text.)
First Published: Apr 28, 2018 22:35 IST