Pakistan Army’s support to terrorism is unacceptable, Indian Army’s Director General of Military Operations (DGMO) told his Pakistani counterpart on Monday when they spoke on a hotline.
Lt Gen A K Bhatt, the DGMO of the Indian Army, also told his Pakistani counterpart Maj Gen Sahir Shamshad Mirza, that the Indian Army will continue retaliatory measures and retain the right to punitively respond to ceasefire violations.
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The unscheduled hotline call took place on the request of Pakistan. The Pakistan DGMO alleged that the India resorted to unprovoked firing along the Line of Control.
But the Indian DGMO categorically stated that India was only retaliating to the firing that was taking place from across the border. India stated that armed terrorists who receive support from the Pakistani Army resort to heavy firing along the border.
The Indian DGMO told his Pakistani counterpart that while the Indian Army will continue its efforts to ensure peace and tranquillity on the borders, the support provided to the terrorists by the Pakistan Army was the prime reason for any “collateral damage”.
“He reiterated that this support to terrorism by the Pakistan Army is unacceptable and the Indian Army will continue to take all retaliatory measures as well as retain the right to punitively respond to such provocative acts of aggression from the Pakistani side,” the Army said.
The LoC in Jammu and Kashmir has witnessed a spurt in ceasefire violations by the Pakistani troops and the Indian Army has been retaliating effectively to Pakistani actions.
(With inputs from PTI)