Firing on school children, civilians does not behove any army: India to Pakistan DGMO

The Pakistani DGMO was also informed about how the troops from the other side of the border were deliberately targeting civilian villages and also firing at school children in Nowshera sector of Rajouri district when they were being evacuated from the area on Tuesday.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Published: July 20, 2017 8:02 pm
india pakistan, Line of control, Indian army, ceasefire violations, attacking civilians, A K Bhatt, DGMO, Sahir Shamshad Mirza The Indian DGMO is also said to have warned the Pakistani side that the Indian Army reserves the right to retaliate appropriately against any incident of ceasefire violation along the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir. (For representation only)

Lieutenant General A K Bhatt, the Director General of Military Operations in Indian Army, on Thursday strongly took up the issue of Pakistani troops “deliberately targeting” civilians and firing at school children along the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir with the Pakistani DGMO.

According to Army Spokesperson Col. Aman Anand, Bhatt in a telephonic conversation asked his Pakistani counterpart Major General Sahir Shamshad Mirza to exercise “strict control” over Pakistani troops and to instruct them to not indulge in any “nefarious activities.” “This, he (Mirza) was told, does not behove any army. The Indian Army as professional force takes due care to avoid targeting of civilians and Pakistan Army was expected to do the same,” the Army spokesperson added.

The Pakistani DGMO was also informed about how the troops from the other side of the border were deliberately targeting civilian villages and also firing at school children in Nowshera sector of Rajouri district when they were being evacuated from the area on Tuesday. He was also informed about the spate of ceasefire violations which also included “calibre escalation coupled with incidents of sniping and attempted infiltration”. The Indian DGMO is also said to have warned the Pakistani side that the Indian Army reserves the right to retaliate appropriately against any incident of ceasefire violation along the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir.

Col. Anand also added that all necessary steps were being taken by the Indian Army to ensure the safety of life and property of Indian citizens.

(With inputs from PTI)

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  1. Rizwan Awan
    Jul 21, 2017 at 5:37 am
    Shameless Indian general blinds and kills children in Kashmir, and then plays politics by making statements on Pakistan. You can bury your head in the sand but the reality will not change for you cowards.
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      Nishant
      Jul 21, 2017 at 6:19 am
      Pakistani army sold Pakistan for its greed. When CPEC is in danger, it is not civilia, but military brass is running to China, as civilian government has no clue. Following is quote from Dawn. ........... The real game of CPEC is about granting access to Chinese enterprises to Pakistan’s domestic markets, raw materials and the agrarian economy. But that side of the entire equation is being kept deliberately quiet while we are encouraged to think of the projects in terms of roads and power plants alone. There is a growing and urgent need for our CPEC conversation to move beyond transit trade and balance of payments. The real game has not even begun, and few understand the form it will take.
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      Narayanan Thannappa
      Jul 21, 2017 at 5:07 am
      If anybody thinks that Pakistan Army, right from a Soldier to Army Chief will correct themself by such TELEPHONIC TALK it is a DAY DREAM. History of Pakistan will show that always their ARMY is the SUPREME power centre than the elected representative. On many occasions the Elected Representives of this country, thrown away by this ARMY. Let us tell this to the International Forum when ever possible what the present Govt. is doing. Any how, it is better to knock the DOOR whethe it opens or not..
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        bil
        Jul 21, 2017 at 3:36 am
        IS INDIA TOO AFRAID TO TEACH PAKISTAN A LESSON BECAUSE CHINA IS PAKISTANS BEST FRIEND.
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        1. Rizwan Awan
          Jul 21, 2017 at 5:33 am
          No India is afraid because the Indian army is only trained to do item numbers in Saif Ali Khan movies.
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          dv1936
          Jul 21, 2017 at 1:51 am
          United Nations should take action to stop such irresponsible actions of P'stan.
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            Khalid
            Jul 20, 2017 at 11:39 pm
            Kashmiris in occupied territory are our own people and its out of question to target them. It happens indian soliders rin for safety and use our people as shields. Pak army destroys or shoot only at bunkers where indians initiate first firing. Such behaviour is shame for indian soldiers
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