Ceasefire violations by Pakistan: Rajnath calls urgent meeting with Sushma, Parrikar

Sources said Singh has called for the meeting to undertake a complete review of the emerging situation and in the backdrop of hectic developments on the security and diplomatic fronts on the issue in the last two days.

By: PTI | New Delhi | Updated: July 16, 2015 4:02 pm
ceasefire violation, ceasefire, pakistan, cross border firing, home minister, rajnath singh, external affairs minister , manohar parrikar The latest developments come barely a week after Prime Ministers of India and Pakistan met in Russia breaking the deadlock and deciding to re-engage.

Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday called an urgent meeting with External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar to review the overall situation in the wake of fresh ceasefire violations by Pakistan along the border in Jammu and Kashmir.

The high-level meeting is tentatively scheduled to be held at the Home Ministry in the North Block with National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval in attendance.

Sources said Singh has called for the meeting to undertake a complete review of the emerging situation and in the backdrop of hectic developments on the security and diplomatic fronts on the issue in the last two days.

Border Security Force (BSF) Director General D K Pathak also met Doval at his office earlier in the day and briefed him about the ground security situation along the border, they said.

The latest developments come barely a week after Prime Ministers of India and Pakistan met in Russia breaking the deadlock and deciding to re-engage.

The two neighbours, however, were back to a blame game today over ceasefire violations with both sides lodging protests.

While India lodged protests with Pakistan both in New Delhi and in Islamabad, the Pakistan Foreign Office summoned Indian High Commissioner and lodged a strong protest over “air space violation” by an alleged Indian “spy” drone near the Line of Control and “ceasefire violation”.

Along the border in Jammu and Kashmir, Pakistani Rangers on Thursday indulged in heavy firing and mortar shelling on five border outposts and some villages in Jammu district which left four persons injured, a day after a woman was killed in the ceasefire violations prompting India to lodge protests with Pakistan.

There have been a total of nine ceasefire violations during July. A woman, Poli Devi, was killed and six others, including two BSF jawans, were injured yesterday in firing and mortar shelling in Jammu district by Pakistan Rangers.

The latest round of ceasefire violations come ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s scheduled visit to Jammu tomorrow to attend the centenary celebrations of former state Finance Minister Girdhari Lal Dogra.

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    Yadwinder
    Jul 16, 2015 at 4:30 pm
    Indians and stani people should tell their respective leaders that war is not the answer to any problem. All disputes should be resolved through dialogue. stan military should stop sending terrorists to india
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    Birender Bakshi
    Jul 16, 2015 at 4:08 pm
    We feel said about Indian Prime Minister taking initiative & talking to his stani counter part.We see the out come just after a few days.Lets see what these so called three important Ministers decide in the national interest.
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    Sreenivasan
    Jul 16, 2015 at 4:14 pm
    A face saver is required. And it is urgent. BJP has never felt such an urgency before. The able PM has returned from a trip abroad. He has been appraised of the controversies surrounding senior leaders and celebrated Chief Ministers of the party. He along with Pak PM had issued a joint statement which gave some relief in BJP camp and some of their leaders even clified the joint statement as a 'Major Break Through' in the relationship between the neighbors. Celebration had to be stopped abruptly as clarification came from the other side of the border that it was only a name sake declaration. Internal problems and the dullness that created was supposed to be covered up by the 'Break Through' but it failed. Then people also remember how they sent few soldiers to catch some outlaws operating from another neighboring country and it was childishly made public to the dismay of the neighbor who trusted us and cooperated. They will not allow one more opportunity to us because we betra their trust. Now what this urgent meeting is for. Are they planning some face saver for the party. One thing is sure, that these people are not fit for ruling the country.
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    Sreenivasan
    Jul 16, 2015 at 4:22 pm
    BJP's posthumously appointed leader (it is easy to give membership to anybody who is no more) was Home Minister appointed by Mr. Jawaharlal Nehru. Failures of a ministry are debited to the account of PM and successes are all credited to his Home Minister. This only BJP man is capable of doing. How many time you repeat this in the hope of hijacking Sardar Vallabbhai Patel from the Congress Legacy, but it is not going to succeed. Now, your party is giving membership to Mr Kamraj Nadaar also posthumously. This is ridiculous. Do something of your own and say we have done this. Next generation will remember your party for it.
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    Devisahai Meena
    Jul 16, 2015 at 4:30 pm
    For Kashmir problem the ( that time ) Maharaja was responsible . Sardar Patel ji was a member of the team working with JLN. The task to get the riyasats merged with/ into India , was igned to Patelji by the JLN-led-team of which Patelji was a part . You said -- Modiji controlled the countries other than his own country India , is sycophancy . I didn't criticize the present dispensation but have put my own views what may happen in 2018/2019 to retain the power . And , you may not be in a position to retaliate/counter that present GoI failed the foreign policy . Recall Putin denying YOGA- day , stan showing eyes , China's support to Pak , USA 's concerns over attacks on minorities (Christians , Mohammedens etc. ) , Maoists' camps in Myanmar.
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    Devisahai Meena
    Jul 16, 2015 at 3:33 pm
    In 1971 , PRIYADARSHINI ( INDIA ) broke the Pak's back-bone and created/produced his all time living neighbouring country/brother with its name --BANGLADESH. , Vajpayee ji (NDA) thru KARGIL conflict rode the horse and now , in my view , present dispensation might repeat such thing either in the end of 2018 or in the beginning of 2019 to retain the power .
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    Devisahai Meena
    Jul 16, 2015 at 5:03 pm
    Sir , in what manner you add the word-- next generation ---with our present strong PM --NM-ji ? What he has generated?
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    BM
    Jul 16, 2015 at 4:20 pm
    More India appeases stan, more stan becomes belligerent. How far Indian leaders will keep running after stan who is itching for a war ?
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