As Ceasefire Violations Double, India Issues Stern Warning To Pakistan

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| July 18 , 2017 , 09:24 IST

The ceasefire violations by Pakistan along the LoC have nearly doubled with the Indian army recording 238 ceasefire violations already in 2017, in comparison with the total 228 occurring last year.

Director General of military operations Lt General A K Bhatt has issued another stern warning to his Pakistani counterpart Major General Sahir Shamshad Mirza, that the Indian Army "reserved the right to appropriately" hit back at all ceasefire violations.

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"Lt Gen Bhatt said Army was sincere in its efforts about maintaining peace and tranquility along the LoC but there has to be reciprocity. The DGMO was emphatic that Pakistan Army's forward posts continue to actively support infiltration," said a senior officer.

"He said this was also evident from the continuing sniping operations and targeting of our troops through cross-border actions duly supported by Pak Army troops," he added.

New Delhi issued the warning to Islamabad that it will continue with retaliatory punitive fire assaults against the Pakistan Army's targeting of Indian troops or providing fire cover to infiltrating terrorists.

Despite warnings from India and internationally not to support terrorism, the terror infrastructure in Pakistan and PoK remains intact with terrorists frequently assembling in infiltration launch pads close to Pakistani army posts along the LoC.