Press Information Bureau
Government of India
DGMO level talks on behest of Pakistan’s DGMO was held on 17 Jul 17.
During the talks the Pak DGMO raised the issues of targeting of Pak Army troops which resulted in the death of four Pakistani soldiers and one civilian in Athmuqam Sector of Pakistan occupied Kashmir opposite Indian Keren Sector, Kupwara District.
Indian DGMO in response highlighted that all Cease Fire Violations were initiated by Pakistan Army and the Indian Army only responded appropriately to them. Apart from these, firing by Indian troops was initiated against armed intruders when attempting to infiltrate from close proximity of Pak posts along the Line of Control (LC).
DGMO also put across emphatically that the trend of infiltration along the LC continued with active support of Pak forward posts impacting peace and tranquillity along the LC and also the internal security situation. This was evident from continued attempts of sniping and targeting of our troops undertaken through cross border actions duly supported by Pakistani Army troops.
DGMO made it implicit that Indian Army reserved the right to retaliate appropriately to any incident of violation of ceasefire but is sincere in its effort of maintaining peace and tranquillity along the LC provided there was reciprocity.
Col Aman Anand
The Pakistan and Indian Director General Military Operations (DGMO) made hotline contact on Monday a day after four Pakistani soldiers were martyred in unprovoked Indian firing along the Line of Control, sources said.
The Pakistani DGMO strongly protested the attack on the Pakistan Army vehicle and the subsequent martyrdom of four soldiers, sources added. They quoted the DGMO as saying that the Pakistan Army reserves the right to respond to Indian aggression.
The Pakistani DGMO asked the Indian counterpart to stop their country from violating the ceasefire agreement along the LoC.
On Sunday, the Indian troops targetted a Pakistan Army vehicle moving along the Neelam River in Athmuqam area of Azad Kashmir.
According to the Inter Services Public Relations, the vehicle fell in the river. As a result, four Pakistani soldiers on board in the vehicle drowned. Geo news