India takes up “major” ceasefire violation with Pakistan

India takes up “major” ceasefire violation with Pakistan

Islamabad: India on Wednesday took up with Pakistan twice the issue of firing by its forces in a “major ceasefire violation” of the LoC in the Akhnoor sector in Jammu in which one woman was killed, saying it was “disappointed” at the fresh breach.

“We are disappointed at the developments which have taken place this morning? There was major ceasefire violation committed by Pakistani forces in Akhnoor sector which led to casualties in India. I spoke to the (Pak) foreign secretary this morning and again in the afternoon? The ceasefire violation has led to the death of a civilian woman in Akhnoor,” Indian High Commissioner TCA Raghavan said.

Raghavan was talking to reporters after Ifftar-dinner he hosted at a local hotel in Islamabad. A large number of politicians, members of business community, diplomats, religious personalities and media professionals were invited.

He indicated that a formal protest would be lodged with Pakistan over today’s incident after getting all the facts.

Ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Jammu on Friday, Pakistan Rangers violated the ceasefire twice today by resorting to firing and mortar shelling in the Akhnoor sector in which a woman was killed and six others, including two BSF jawans, were injured. It was the seventh ceasefire violation by Pakistani troops this month.

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