India slams Pakistan over unprovoked ceasefire violation along LoC
 Source : NewsBharati  Date : 10-Aug-2017

New Delhi, August 10: India summoned a Pakistan High Commission official yesterday and issued a demarche over the death of an Indian soldier in unprovoked ceasefire violation by Pakistan in Krishna Ghati Sector on Tuesday. The External Affairs Ministry called Pakistan Counsellor Tariq Karim over the incident.

 

The Ministry, in a press release, condemned it in strongest terms and conveyed that such loss of life was highly deplorable. “Counsellor Tariq Karim was summoned to the Ministry of External Affairs and a demarche was made lodging strong protest at the fatal casualty of an Indian soldier in unprovoked ceasefire violation by Pakistan’s forces in the Krishna Ghati Sector on 8 August 2017. The incident was condemned in strongest term and it was conveyed that such loss of life was highly deplorable”, MEA Said.

“Our grave concern at the continuing incidents of unprovoked ceasefire violations by the Pakistan forces along the Line of Control (LoC) and the International Border (IB) was also shared. Despite repeated calls for restraint and call to adhere to the ceasefire understanding of 2003 for maintaining peace and tranquillity, Pakistan forces have carried out 301 incidents of unprovoked ceasefire violations along the LoC this year so far,” the ministry added.

Notably, An Indian Army jawan was killed in the firing by Pakistan across the LoC in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir on Monday. As per officials, "Pakistan Army initiated unprovoked firing on Indian Army posts in Krishnagati sector." The jawan, Sepoy Pawan Singh Sugra, 21, was grievously injured and succumbed to his injuries. He was from Uttarakhand and is survived by his parents.