Pakistan Observer

Summoning of Indian DHC

Wednesday, January 09, 2013 - In line with its practice of violating the Line of Control (LoC), India again launched an unprovoked attack on a Pakistani check post along the heavily militarised de facto border killing a Pakistani soldier and injuring another. The incident shows that certain elements in the Indian army and establishment are more interested to keep the pot boiling unnecessarily in order to sabotage improvement in relations between the two countries.

The incident took place on Sunday in Haji Pir Sector where, according to the Pakistan military, Indian troops crossed the Line of Control (LoC) and stormed the check post. The Foreign Office rightly summoned the Indian Deputy High Commissioner on Monday and lodged a strong protest over the unprovoked Indian attack. The Indian government was strongly urged to take appropriate measures to avoid recurrence of such incidents in the future. It was the first violation by the Indian troops during 2013 and one can only hope that New Delhi would take a serious notice of the development and ensure that such incidents were not repeated. People in Pakistan genuinely believe in improvement of relations between the two countries for their mutual benefit and Pakistan has taken several steps in this direction. However these were not being reciprocated which reflect a particular Indian mindset. The past incidents of ceasefire violations prove that Pakistan never indulged in firing across the LOC but the Indians periodically cross the demarcated line to test the preparedness of Pakistan army and then also lay the blame on it for provocation. The Indian army would be well advised that the era of wars is over but at the same time it must remember that Pakistan is a nuclear and missile power and our armed forces are well prepared to respond any aggression.
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