DGMOs to discuss ceasefire violations

DGMOs to discuss ceasefire violations

With the India-Pakistan border in Jammu and Kashmir continuing to witness heavy shelling from both sides, the Directors- General of Military Operations of the two armies are likely to take up the issue on Tuesday during their weekly conversation.

With close to 40 Indian border outposts coming under fire in the Jammu region, Border Security Force (BSF) Director- General D K Pathak on Monday briefed Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh about the situation. “We will not initiate firing. 

We will not target civilians,” said Pathak. Pakistan authorities, however, claimed that it was the BSF that had initiated the current bout of cross-border firing last week, killing 2 civilians—a woman and a 60-year-old man—and injuring 4 others in Sialkot.

Pakistani military officials told mediapersons in Islamabad that the “unprovoked” BSF firing began in the Chaparral and Harpal sectors.

In an interview, Pakistan prime minister's adviser on national security and foreign affairs, Sartaj Aziz, said, “The DGMOs of both countries should meet immediately to discuss ways and means to stop the current spate of firing along the working boundary. Pakistan is sending India a proposal for the meeting.”

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