India summons High Commissioner of Pakistan for unprovoked firing by Pakistani troops

Newsroom24x7 Staff

South BlockNew Delhi: There was escalation of unprovoked firing by Pakistani troops in the Poonch sector in Jammu and Kashmir on Independene Day and yesterday.

The firing from the Pakistan side has been continuing since August 8.

On Sunday (August 16), the High Commissioner of Pakistan was summoned to the Ministry of External Affairs and Anil Wadhwa, Secretary (East) lodged a protest, and conveyed India’s anger, at the unprovoked firing by Pakistani troops.

There was systematic targeting of Indian civilian populations and the incidents of yesterday and today in Poonch saw use of high caliber weapons including artillery.

The issue of continued unprovoked firing by Pakistani troops since August 8 had been raised on several occasions at the DGMO level. Assurances were also received from the Pakistan military authorities that the firings would stop and their troops would be instructed accordingly. But in fact the firings have continued up until today.

Secretary (East) conveyed that the Pakistan Government needed to take necessary steps to ensure that the Pakistan military does not undermine peace and tranquility along the IB and Line of Control.

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