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Any misadventure will be responded at the time and place of our choosing: Pak DGMO

06 June, 2017

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has warned India that misadventure along Line of Control in any form will be responded with full force.

Local commanders of Pakistani and Indian armies made hotline contact on Monday in the wake of alleged ceasefire violations by the Indian troops along LoC and the Working Boundary, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said.

Director General Military Operations (DGMO) Maj Gen Sahir Shamshad Mirza warned his Indian counterpart that any misadventure will be responded “at the time and place of our choosing.”

“Any Indian misadventure from across/along LoC in any form shall be responded with full force at the time and place of our choosing with onus of responsibility on Indian aggressive behaviour,” the ISPR quoted Mirza as saying.

Mirza raised the issue of unprovoked firing by Indian troops along the LoC, Working Boundary and continuous targeting of innocent civilians. He particularly referred to the incident on June 1, 2017 in Battal, Hot Spring and Jandrot Sectors, which resulted in the deaths of innocent civilians.

The DGMO told his counterpart that killing of innocent civilians and inadvertent crossings at the LoC and labeling them as infiltrators is highly unprofessional and unsoldierly.

Army, the statement continued, asked for actionable evidence regarding alleged infiltration and also to look inwards for correct identification of the issue. It is committed to maintain peace and tranquility along LoC and Working Boundary, it added.

On May 3, Indian army chief said “it will retaliate at a time and place of its choosing” against Pakistani forces after it accused the latter of killing and mutilating bodies of two of its soldiers.

In Indian-held Kashmir, paramilitary forces killed four suspected suicide attackers who tried to storm their camp early Monday. The gunmen lobbed grenades and fired automatic weapons outside the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) camp before dawn, a spokesman said.

“They tried to storm the camp but they were not even allowed to enter the gate,” CRPF spokesman Bhuvesh Choudhary told AFP.

Choudhary described the men as ‘heavily armed fidayeen’, a term commonly used to mean suicide attacker in Kashmir.

“All the four attackers were eliminated in a clean and wonderful operation. There were no injuries on our side,” he added. Four assault rifles, grenades and other ammunition were recovered from the bodies of the slain attackers, whose identities were not known.

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