India resorts to firing at LoC

Staff Reporter

Islamabad—India’s Border Security Force (BSF) resorted to ‘unprovoked’ firing at the Line of Control (LoC) in Neza Pir sector on Saturday night.
The Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) said, “Unprovoked firing which started at 11:40pm last night lasted till 04:45am.” However, no loss of life has been reported so far.
“Pakistan Army troops befittingly responded to Indian unprovoked firing and shelling,” the statement added.
Pakistan and India’s Director General of Military Operations (DGMO) made a hotline contact in the backdrop of ceasefire violation by Indian military.
According to Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR), the issues pertaining to ceasefire violation along the line of control were discussed.
Pakistani DGMO protested against the unprovoked initiation of fire by Indian troops along LoC, the ISPR said in a statement.
The ceasefire violation comes after a long lull and days after Pakistani High Commissioner to New Delhi said the peace process between Pakistan and India is suspended at present.
“As far as I know there is no meeting scheduled between foreign secretaries [of the two countries] yet,” Abdul Basit said, while addressing an event at the Foreign Correspondents Club of South Asia in New Delhi.
The United States has urged Pakistan and India to engage in dialogue after the Pakistani envoy in New Delhi suggested that talks between the two nuclear-armed neighbours are suspended at the moment.
Meanwhile, a hotline contact between DGMOs of Pakistan and India was established in the backdrop of ceasefire violation..
Pakistani DGMO protested against the unprovoked initiation of fire by Indian troops.

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