India violates border truce after over two months

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Staff Reporter
Islamabad

India has violated the ceasefire along the Working Boundary, the first time since the two countries agreed to restore the truce on February 25, the Foreign Office confirmed on Tuesday.

The Indian Border Security Force (BSF) violated the ceasefire at the Charwa Sector of the Working Boundary on Monday, Foreign Office spokesperson Zahid Hafiz Chaudhri said.

The spokesperson confirmed that the Indian Charge d’Affaires was called to the Foreign Office to lodge a protest against the violation.

“The Indian side was reminded of its obligation to respect the ceasefire understanding,” he added.

Tensions between Pakistan and India have eased considerably along the LoC after the two countries decided to honour the 2003 ceasefire understanding in February.
The truce violation at the Working Boundary caused no casualties.

The de-escalation in tensions were attributed to backchannel talks between the senior intelligence officials of Pakistan and India.