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India speaks to Pakistan on intrusions

DECCAN CHRONICLE. | SHAFQAT ALI
Published Aug 18, 2018, 1:22 am IST
Updated Aug 18, 2018, 1:22 am IST
The DGMO Pakistan also conveyed that such actions are extremely detrimental for peace along LoC.
Representational image.
 Representational image.

Islamabad': Directors-General of Military Operations (DGMOs) of Pakistan and India held a telephonic conversation over the hotline on Thursday. According to an Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) statement, both DGMOs felicitated each other on Independence Day and expressed general satisfaction over the situation along the Line of Control (LoC) and working boundary since their communication on 29 May 2018 for reinvigorating ceasefire agreement.

However, DGMO Pakistan “raised concern over Indian violations and deliberately targeting innocent civilians which resulted in the death of four civilians and injuries to 32 others.” The DGMO Pakistan also conveyed that such actions are extremely detrimental for peace along LoC.  The DGMO Pakistan also expressed concern over unusual movements of weapons and forces along LoC and cautioned Indian DGMO over any provocation which had the potential to vitiate the environment along LoC.

 

“Indian DGMO assured that no such move had taken place. Indian allegation of infiltration and abetment of terrorism along the LoC were strongly rejected by the DGMO Pakistan and Indian DGMO was informed that effective measures are in place and no such presence or movement has been observed by Pakistani forces.”  “However, if any actionable intelligence is available, the same may be shared for investigation,” the statement said.

It added, “The DGMO Pakistan expressed commitment to peace, however, indicated that if such aggressive actions continue same will be effectively responded which will have detrimental effects on peace and tranquility along the LoC.” Meanwhile, caretaker Information Minister Barrister Syed Ali Zafar was in India Thursday to represent Pakistan in last rites of former Indian Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee. Pakistani delegation included Foreign Office spokesperson Dr Mohammed Faisal and officials of the Ministry of Information. Caretaker Prime Minister Nasirul Mulk had directed the law minister to represent Pakistan at the funera, said sources.

 

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