Both military leaders held a telephone conversation on Saturday after a formal request was made by the Pakistani side.
Lt Gen Bhatt impressed upon the Pakistan DGMO Maj Gen Sahir Shamshad Mirza that there appeared to be a “disconnect between the intent at the Pakistani General Headquarters which reiterates its desire for peace and the actions of Pakistani troops along the Line of Control, who resort to heavy firing without provocation,” a source said.
On his part, the Pakistan Army DGMO alleged that it was the Indian security forces who resorted to unprovoked firing and targeted civilians along the LoC in Pooch sector.
Reports said that Lt Gen A K Bhatt told his Pakistani counterpart that there appeared to be a “disconnect” between the Pakistan Army’s reiteration about the desire for peace and the action of its troops.
Official sources said that Lt Gen Bhatt cited various incident to his Pakistani counterpart and said that Pakistani troops resort to heavy firing without provocation. Bhatt further exhorted his Pakistani counterpart to resolve this “existent credibility gap” to ensure that peace and tranquillity is maintained along the LoC.
(With inputs from agencies)