Pakistan has condemned the unprovoked violation of Ceasefire by Indian army at the Line of Control (LOC). The firing resulted in the death of three people in Kashmir’s Chamliyal area of Samba district. Pakistan said, “The Indian forces along the Line of Control and the Working Boundary have continuously been targeting civilian populated areas.” “The ceasefire violations by India are a threat to regional peace and security and may lead to a strategic miscalculation.” Kamal Nath Choubey, ADG, BSF, Jammu Frontier has dismissed such allegations and said that India has always held to the “sanctity of ceasefire”.
“Ceasefire is always a bilateral decision, we have always maintained the sanctity of ceasefire but Pakistan has violated it,” he told the media. “We are always prepared, ceasefire or no ceasefire there is no let up in border surveillance. Every instrument required to protect the territorial integrity of the border is maintained,” he further stated.
Four BSF troops lost their lives and five were injured because of unprovoked firing by the Pakistani army, which was in violation to the pact made by the DGMO’s of the two countries to halt firing in the sacred Muslim month, Ramadan, till the festival of Eid. The attack had taken place in Baba Chamliyal outpost in Ramgarh sector. The dead soldiers were identified as: Assistant Commandant Jatinder Singh, Sub-Inspector Rajnish Kumar, Assistant Sub-Inspector Ram Niwas and Constable Hans Raj.
The tensions between the two countries have not been able to subside, and even after the conversations between the two DGMOs the ceasefire has been violated time and again, by Pakistan, to which Indian soldiers have to retaliate with equal force and fury. Sushma Swaraj recently expressed concern over the situation and said that the DGMO’s should meet again and the pact should be made to maintain peace.