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Provocations along LoC dangerous to invoke unbearable response, Pakistan tells India

SIALKOT: Pakistan says the provocations by India forces along the Line of Control (LoC) are not only causing loss of innocent civilian lives rather potentially dangerous to invoke an unbearable response.

According to military’s public affairs wing Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), this was stated by Pakistani Director General Military Operations during an unscheduled Hot Line contact with his Indian counterpart.

Indian Army was conveyed that continued deliberate targeting of innocent civilians along the Line of Control lately in Nezapir, Chirikot and Battal sectors are highly unprofessional and unethical.

In September, the apex body for civil-military coordination on national security matters had vowed to defend Pakistan against all forms of external aggression, placing a particular emphasis on countering the aggressive stance adopted by neighbouring India.

The National Security Committee (NSC), chaired by Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, had expressed deep concern over repeated ceasefire violations by India along the LoC, which had resulted in the loss of several innocent lives.

The skirmishes and heavy exchanges of fire between the two rival armies have become a norm despite a truce agreement signed in November 2003 with Indian troops resorting to regular firing and shelling without any provocation targeting civilian population, particularly after the attack on Indian army base in Uri by suspected militants.




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