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