Ceasefire offenses along LoC|India summons Pakistan objective chief
Civilians and security forces workers were killed in Pakistani shelling.
India on Saturday summoned the Charge d’Affaires of the Pakistan High Commission and lodged a strong demonstration over the unprovoked ceasefire violations by Pakistani forces on numerous sectors along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir on Friday.
In a statement, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said India likewise condemned, in the greatest terms, the “deliberate targeting” of innocent civilians by Pakistani forces, saying it was extremely terrible that Pakistan picked a festive celebration in India to interfere with peace and commit violence in Jammu and Kashmir through coordinated shooting along the LoC.
” The Charge d’Affaires of the High Commission of Pakistan was summoned by the Ministry of External Affairs today and a strong demonstration was lodged over unprovoked ceasefire violations by Pakistani forces, on numerous sectors along the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir on November 13, resulting in the death of four innocent civilians and serious injuries to 19 others,” the MEA said.
Triggering a significant flare-up along the LoC on the eve of Deepavali, Pakistan resorted to heavy shelling in a number of areas along the LoC in north Kashmir killing 5 security workers apart from the civilians following which Indian Army installed a major retaliation pounding a number of Pakistani positions with anti-tank assisted missiles and weapons guns.
Indian military sources said at least eight Pakistani soldiers were eliminated and 12 others hurt in the retaliation.
” India condemns, in the greatest terms, the deliberate targeting of innocent civilians by Pakistani forces,” the MEA said in a declaration.
” It is highly deplorable that Pakistan chose a joyful celebration in India to interfere with peace and perpetrate violence in J and K through coordinated shooting along the length of the LoC utilizing heavy quality weapons, consisting of weapons and mortar on Indian civilians,” it said.
The MEA likewise reminded Pakistan of its bilateral commitment to not permit any area under its control to be used for terrorism versus India in any way.
” India likewise highly opposed Pakistan’s continued assistance to cross border terrorist seepage into India, including through supporting cover fire provided by Pakistan forces,” the MEA said.
According to main data, Pakistan has resorted to 4,052 incidents of ceasefire violations in the present year as against 3,233 in 2019.
Regardless of the coronavirus pandemic in the region, Pakistan has actually been turning to unprovoked ceasefire violations along the LoC and making concerted efforts to push militants into Kashmir.
Pakistani hostilities increased after India revealed its choice to withdraw the special status of Jammu and Kashmir and divide the state into 2 union territories in August 2019.
On The Other Hand, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said he lit a lamp to express his thankfulness to the soldiers of the nation on the occasion of Deepavali.
On November 13, Prime Minister Narendra Modi attracted the individuals to light a ‘diya’ as a “salute to soldiers”, saying words can underestimate to the sense of thankfulness for their excellent courage.
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” Prime Minister @NarendraModi asked for all fellow citizens to lit a lamp in honour of our soldiers throughout the festival of Deepawali. I have actually likewise lit a light today to express my thankfulness to the soldiers of India,” Mr. Singh tweeted
The Defence Minister stated when the nation was celebrating Deepavali, Indian soldiers were performing their nationwide task of safeguarding the borders. “I salute such brave and dutiful soldiers,” Mr. Singh said.
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