LoC flare-up: Pak Army chief says ‘perpetual threat’ on eastern border

LoC flare-up: Pak Army chief says ‘perpetual threat’ on eastern border

General Qamar Javed Bajwa Friday said that there cannot be any let up in the Pakistan Army’s preparedness and response against the “perpetual threat” on the eastern border.

Gen Bajwa also expressed satisfaction at the operational preparedness of the troops deployed along the Line of Control (LoC) and was given a detailed briefing on the prevalent condition along the area, according to a statement issued by the Army’s media wing Inter-Services Public Relations.

He also expressed satisfaction at the “response given to ceasefire violations by Indian troops,”  the statement said.

A 55-year old woman was killed and a man injured on Friday in “unprovoked” shelling by Indian troops across the Line of Control (LoC) in Pakistan-administered Kashmir as the two sides accused each other of ceasefire violation .

Indian army said the Pakistan Army resorted to “unprovoked firing at Indian positions at five places in the Poonch sector injuring a trooper.”

The Indian Army retaliated “strongly and effectively”, the officials added. Shelling and firing exchanges are still going on.

Indian and Pakistani military officials had recently agreed during a meeting in New Delhi to revive the “spirit of the 2003 Ceasefire Agreement” in wake of loss of lives along the heavily militarised LoC due to frequent skirmishes this year.

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