We reserve right to retaliate: India to Pakistan on LoC firings

Army spokesman Lt. Col. Aman Anand said, "India is sincere in its effort of maintaining peace and tranquillity along the LoC provided there was reciprocity." He also told that the conversation was initiated by Pakistani commander, Maj Gen Sahir Shamshad Mirza.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: July 17, 2017 6:54 pm
ceasefire, ceasefire violation, poonch ceasefire, indian army attack, indian army retaliate, pakistan army, indian express news, india news The two army commanders discussed the rising incidents of ceasefire violations by the Pakistan army and a spurt in violence in Jammu and Kashmir.

India on Monday conveyed a stern message to Pakistan that it reserves the right to retaliate appropriately against any incident of ceasefire violation along the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir. The message came as a reaction to the LoC firing in the Poonch and Rajouri districts that killed an Indian Army jawan and a nine year old girl.

According to a PTI report, the director general of military operations (DGMO), Lt. Gen. A.K. Bhatt, in a telephonic conversation said that India was sincere about maintaining peace on the LoC.

Army spokesman Lt. Col. Aman Anand said, “India is sincere in its effort of maintaining peace and tranquility along the LoC provided there was reciprocity.” He also told that the conversation was initiated by Pakistani commander, Maj Gen Sahir Shamshad Mirza. He raised the issues of targeting of Pakistani army troops and the death of four Pakistani soldiers and one civilian in the Athmuqam Sector of PoK facing the Indian Keran Sector in Kupwara District last week, Anand said.

The two army commanders discussed the rising incidents of ceasefire violations by the Pakistan army and a spurt in violence in Jammu and Kashmir. “The Indian DGMO in response highlighted that all ceasefire violations were initiated by the Pakistan army and the Indian Army only responded appropriately to them,” he said. He added that the firing by Indian troops was initiated only against “armed intruders.

The spokespersons said, “This was evident from continued attempts of sniping and targeting of our troops undertaken through cross border actions duly supported by Pakistani army troops.”

According to the Army, in June, there were 23 incidents of ceasefire violations, one BAT (Border Action Team) attack and two infiltration bids by Pakistan.

With PTI inputs

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    p g
    Jul 18, 2017 at 6:24 am
    Dialogue bahut purana hogaya. Kuch karo. Ya murro.
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      Raj V
      Jul 18, 2017 at 5:48 am
      There is no need to explain to indian public. They only want resounding reply to Pak provoking.
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        Major Rathore
        Jul 18, 2017 at 2:54 am
        We have an excellent Army Chief and Home Minister. Kashmir needs more troops and improved intelligence. Tiny Pakistan is nothing yet must be handled with caution as she is a bait. She must be handled also in an appropriate manner in an intelligently aggressive manner. Also immediate action must be taken to bring back the dislodged people back to their home in the Valley. Do not also ignore that eventually POK has to be liberated. Every inch of our soil is sacred to us.
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          Mohammad Dar
          Jul 18, 2017 at 3:35 am
          Every thing material, but one can not buy a lion heart of a Muslims mjahid, even though, every hindu hijra, in mans form, will love to have one.
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            Amrik Singh Bains
            Jul 18, 2017 at 4:07 am
            Dar is Jewish. He must never ignore that the Pakistani Punjabi army surrendered without fighting and the mighty Halagu Khan a Buddhist knocked out the Caliphate of Baghdad. Muslims are people like any other and Islam a good religion if followed properly. Dar is not a convert from a Kashmiri Brahmin but a Mossad chap. POK shall be liberated at the proper time.
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          lafanga
          Jul 18, 2017 at 12:48 am
          So Indian army "only" retaliates and never ever violates the ceasefire. Ok if you are truthful then why not allow UN to monitor both sides of the border on LoC. Pakistan agrees to it India doesn't. Why not? The only reason India refuses to allow UN or any independent verification on Indian side is because all the lies will be exposed inside a day and India will be left holding their dhotis as always.
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            undefined
            Jul 18, 2017 at 4:57 am
            Muslim invader just like British! India gave the land, money and water to form Islamic Republic of Pakistan. India does not want your Muslim terrorist country! Be happy with what you got. Do not dream of Islamic Empire from Istanbul to Manila including India. No UN. India already has 300 million Muslims! Why India wants you Pakistan Muslims!
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            Idrees
            Jul 18, 2017 at 12:47 am
            If cricket should not be played on pretext of terrorism then dignity demands that india should stop any exports to Pakistan as well , but as seen before although india has refused to play bilateral cricket series with its neighbor yet when it comes to earning money their principles don't stoped them from trading with pakistan
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              tilak
              Jul 18, 2017 at 12:37 am
              How did we retaliate when Pak1stan beheaded our 2 soldiers in May ? We retaliated by playing cricket matches in ICC tournament with Pak1stan . The whole nation was enjoying these silly games , while the families of our soldiers were mourning .When Hemraj Naik was killed and beheaded in 2013 , sushma swaraj screamed we should get back 10 Pak1 heads , But in May 2017 everyone (including the PM ) was silent , and busy enjoying Ind-Pak cricket matches !
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                tilak
                Jul 18, 2017 at 12:35 am
                Our Govt has become an expert in stating the OBVIOUS . "retaliation" is not a seat on plane that needs to be reserved . Either you have the ABILITY to retaliate and give a devastating response OR you do not .
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                  Idrees
                  Jul 18, 2017 at 12:32 am
                  So called Mohammad Dar you can't hide behind a Muslim name and misrepresent islaam and Pakistan...Pakistanis and Muslims don't share you hateful views against Hindus and india, so shut your mouth
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