India Summons Pakistani Diplomat Over Flare-Up Along Line Of Control
India struck back strongy to the Pakistani offensive on Friday. (File)
India on Saturday summoned the Charge d’Affaires of the Pakistan High Commission to register a strong demonstration over the heavy shelling by Pakistani forces on numerous sectors along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir on Friday that left at least nine people dead.
In a statement, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said India also condemned, in the greatest terms, the “intentional targeting” of innocent civilians by Pakistani forces, saying it was extremely deplorable that Pakistan picked a festive celebration in India to disrupt peace and perpetrate violence in Jammu and Kashmir through collaborated firing 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 infractions by Pakistani forces, on numerous sectors along the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir on November 13, resulting in the death of 4 innocent civilians and major injuries to 19 others,” the MEA said.
Apart from the civilians, 5 security workers were eliminated in the Pakistani offensive.
” India likewise strongly opposed Pakistan’s continued assistance to cross border terrorist seepage into India, including through supporting cover fire offered by Pakistan forces,” the MEA stated.
” Pakistan was once again advised of its bilateral dedication to not permit any area under its control to be used for terrorism against India in any way,” it said.
Indian forces strongly struck back to the shelling on Friday and army sources said there have actually been several casualties on the Pakistani side.
Around 6-7 Pakistan army soldiers, including two SSG (Unique Service Group) commandos, have actually been killed and 10-12 injured, army sources said.
Several Pakistani army bunkers, fuel dumps and launchpads have actually been destroyed and set on fire, they added. Videos launched by the army showed the targets being destroyed.
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