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Indian troops resort to 'unprovoked' firing along LoC

Indian troops resort to ‘unprovoked’ firing along LoC

India’s Border Security Force (BSF) resorted to ‘unprovoked’ firing at the Line of Control (LoC) in Bhimber sector early Saturday morning, Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said.

“Indian troops resorted to unprovoked firing in Tander and Baroh areas of Bhimber sector today,” the statement said, adding that Pakistani troops are befittingly responding to Indian firing. No loss of life has been reported.

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On Friday, the National Assembly passed a unanimous resolution condemning India’s firing on the LoC resulting in the deaths of seven Pakistan Army personnel.

The House denounced unprovoked Indian firing and aggression in the Bhimber sector that resulted in the casualties and paid tribute to the fallen soldiers. The resolution was tabled by federal minister Barjees Tahir.

On Wednesday, Army chief General Raheel Sharif said 11 Indian servicemen were also killed in retaliatory fire on the LoC after the latter killed seven Pakistani troops on the de facto border on November 14. He said that Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi must have fully realised by now what Pakistan’s armed forces were capable of and that aggression is counterproductive.

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On November 10, Pakistan summoned India’s high commissioner to record a strong protest over the continued ‘unprovoked’ firing and ceasefire violations by the forces along the Line of Control and Working Boundary. At least 26 civilians have been killed and 107 wounded in the last two months due to the Indian forces firing, said a statement issued by the Foreign Office.

Frequent incidents of cross-border fire have been witnessed since a heightened situation in occupied Kashmir. More than 100 protesters have lost their lives to the security forces in the valley while dozens blinded by use of pellet guns.

Courtesy : Express Tribune

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