Indian DGMO snubs Pakistani counterpart over cross-border firing

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July 17, 2017 0 Comments BREAKING NEWS 304 Views
Indian DGMO snubs Pakistani counterpart over cross-border firing

Amid escalating tensions at the Line of Control (LoC) between India and Pakistan, top military commanders of both the nations today held telephonic conversations to discuss the prevailing situation along the border. Pakistan Director General of Military Operations (DGMO) Major General Sahir Shamshad Mirza raised the issue of Indian Army targeting their soldiers which resulted into death of four troops and one civilian in Athmuqam Sector of Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir (PoK) opposite Indian Keren sector, Kupwara District, an Indian Army spokesperson said. Meanwhile, India rebutted its neighbouring Army claims and said that all ceasefire violations were initiated by Pakistan Army and Indian Army reserved right to retaliate appropriately. Indian DGMO Lt Gen AK Bhatt conveyed that Indian Army is sincere about maintaining peace and tranquility along the Line of Control. Apart from these, firing by Indian troops was initiated against armed intruders when attempting to infiltrate from close proximity of Pak posts along the Line of Control (LC), he added. The DGMO also put across emphatically that the trend of infiltration along the LoC continued with active support of Pak forward posts impacting peace and tranquility along the border and also the internal security situation. “This was evident from continued attempts of sniping and targeting of our troops undertaken through cross border actions duly supported by Pakistani Army troops,” he added. Pakistan in the morning initiated unprovoked and indiscriminate firing of small arms, automatics and mortars from in Bimber Gali sector along the LoC. The Indian Army retaliated strongly and effectively to the unprovoked firing. On July 15, a soldier of the Indian Army died after Pakistan resorted to unprovoked firing and mortar shelling in Rajouri sector across the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir. Lance Naik Mohammed Naseer (35), from border district of Poonch, was hit during the firing and shelling by the Pakistani troops on the Indian forward posts. On July 12, two jawans were killed in sniper fire by the Pakistani Army in Keran sector of north Kashmir. Earlier on July 8, two civilians were also killed and some others injured when Pakistani Army violated ceasefire and resorted to mortar shelling and firing of small and automatic weapons targeting forward posts and hamlets along the LoC in the Poonch district.

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