Despite calls for restraint, Pak has committed multiple ceasefire violations: India

"These violent acts (by Pak) constitute a clear violation of the ceasefire agreement of 2003," said Swarup in a press briefing.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: November 17, 2016 6:26 pm
Ceasefire violation, Loc, Line of control, Pakistan LoC, Pakistan ceasefire violation, India Pakistan LoC Spokesperson in the Ministry of External Affairs Vikas Swarup. (Express photo)

The Ministry of External Affairs on Thursday accused Pakistan of violating ceasefire despite calls for restraint. In a statement to the media on Thursday, MEA spokesperson Vikas Swarup said, during last week there have been 18 instances of infiltration by terrorists from vicinity of Pakistani posts. “These violent acts (by Pak) constitute a clear violation of the ceasefire agreement of 2003,” said Swarup in a press briefing. “Despite calls for restraint Pak forces have committed 12 ceasefire violations between 9th and 15 November,” added Swarup. When asked about Pakistan’s participation in Heart of Asia conference in India, Swarup said, “We have not yet received any official confirmation of Pakistan’s participation in the Heart of Asia.”

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MEA’s statement comes in the backdrop of Pakistan’s claim that they killed 11 Indian soldiers in cross-border firing across the Line of Control (LoC). Meanwhile, the Indian Army has rejected Pakistan’s claim. “No fatal casualties due to Pak firing on 14, 15 or 16 November. Pak Army Chief claim of killing Indian soldiers on 14 Nov false (sic),” Northern Command of Indian Army said in a tweet.

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Earlier on Wednesday, Pakistan Army Chief General Raheel Sharif had claimed that his troops killed at least 11 Indian jawans on the same day when seven Pakistani soldiers were killed in retaliatory firing by Indian troops across the LoC.

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    cf
    Nov 17, 2016 at 5:55 pm
    What a comment which was totally difference from social media live vedios available and all world knows about what is happening. several bunkers are been destro. This is not possible now a day to hide any thing in clash .............factual thinker
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      lafanga
      Nov 17, 2016 at 2:35 pm
      And stan says India did the repeated ceasefire violations. To prevent this blame game, how about tasking UNMOGIP to monitor the LoC and see who actually does the violations. stan has agreed to this while India has not. Why not?
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        100 Indians
        Nov 17, 2016 at 5:13 pm
        stan's politics is all about lies, creating false stories, and misleading their general public and now even trying to mislead international community. Several of their soldiers have been killed in last few weeks when Indian army launched attacks
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          lallun
          Nov 17, 2016 at 2:40 pm
          Ahriman Vikas Swaroop ji, don't come to media to inform 30 times stan violated ceasefire line.lt;br/gt;Let Army retaliate bit bitterway
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