India-Pakistan holds DGMO level meet to backdrop tense at LoC
Source :NewsBharati   Date :22-Sep-2017

Srinagar, September 22: In an attempt to de-escalate the recent tension along the Line of Control (LoC), Indian and Pakistani Armies held a Director Generals of Military Operations (DGMO) level meeting in Jammu and Kashmir on Friday.

Col Aman Anand, Indian Army spokesperson said “Indian side highlighted that all Cease Fire Violations in the Jammu Sector were initiated by Pak Rangers and the BSF troops deployed only responded appropriately to them.” 

It was also emphasised that no targeted firing on civilians was carried out by own troops. Apart from these, firing by BSF troops were initiated onto armed intruders attempting to infiltrate from close proximity of Pak posts along Amritsar Border.

DGMO also put across emphatically that the trend of infiltration along the LC continued with active support of Pak forward posts impacting peace and tranquility along the LC and also the internal security situation.

“This was evident from continued attempts of sniping and targeting of our troops undertaken through cross-border actions duly supported by Pak Army troops.”

DGMO reiterated that the Indian Army is a professional Army and reserves the right to retaliate appropriately to any incident leading to loss of life of our troop. He reaffirmed the sincerity in the efforts of Indian Army to maintain peace and tranquility along the LC provided there was a reciprocal effort from Pakistan.

During the talks the Pak DGMO raised the issues of targeting of Pak Civilians opposite the Jammu Sector by own troops.

The Pakistan Army on Thursday initiated unprovoked firing in J&K's Ramgarh sector at 3:50 am. The BSF retaliated strongly & effectively. The firing continued for about 1 hour 45 min. No injuries or damages have been reported.

Meanwhile, in a terrorist attack, one SSB Head Constable lost his life and another Asst Sub Inspector (ASI) was admitted to Srinagar hospital after sustaining injuries. Till August 1, there were 285 such violations by the Pakistan Army, while in 2016, it 228 for the entire year, according to the Army figures.