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Pakistan registers protest with India over air space violation

ISLAMABAD: The Indian High Commissioner was summoned in the Foreign Office by the Foreign Secretary to lodge strong protest over air space violation at Banchirian Sector (near Bhimber) yesterday when an Indian spy drone entered Pakistan’s air space in violation

It was violation of the International Law, Pakistan’s territorial integrity and the two sgreements of 1991 on Air Space Violation, and SOPs of Advance Notice for Military Exercises, Military Maneuvers and Troops Movement. The UAV was brought down by Pakistani troops.

The Foreign Secretary also registered the Government’s concern over Heli maneuvers near LoC on 11 July 2015, which was an offensive and threatening posture.

Protest was also lodged for the unprovoked ceasefire violation by the Indian BSF at Phuklian-Akhnor sector early morning on 15 July which continued until sunset. The Foreign Secretary also protested the ceasefire violations which took place this morning at LoC and Working Boundary (WB), resulting in the martyrdom of Muhammad Sadiq, resident of village Malane in Chaprar sector and injury of three other civilians namely; Muhammad Boota, Muhammad Arshad and Shahid.

The Foreign Secretary emphasized that in the spirit of maintaining peace and tranquility at the LoC and WB, and the region at large, it was important that the 2003 Understanding on maintaining ceasefire is observed. The Indian High Commissioner assured to convey the message to his authorities, accordingly, added the statement.

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