India protests ceasefire violations along LoC, IB
New Delhi: India has lodged a strong protest with Pakistan over “unprovoked ceasefire violations” by Pakistani forces along the Line of Control and the International Border with an aim to push militants into Jammu and Kashmir, official sources said on Friday.
They said 14 Indians have been killed and 88 sustained injuries in more than 2,432 incidents of “unprovoked ceasefire violations carried out by Pakistani forces till June this year”.
The unprovoked ceasefire violations are in contravention of the 2003 ceasefire understanding between the two countries, the sources said.
They said India has also conveyed its “strong concerns” at the continued support being extended by the Pakistani forces to cross-border infiltration of militants, including by providing covering fire.
“We have registered our strong protest at the continued unprovoked ceasefire violations by Pakistan forces along the Line of Control (LoC) and the International Boundary,” said a source.
Despite these concerns having been shared, including through the channel of Director Generals Military Operations, the Pakistani forces have not stopped such activities, the sources said.