Pak Army rejects India’s claim of ‘surgical strikes across LoC’

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RAWALPINDI – Pakistan on Thursday rejected India’s claim that its forces carried out surgical strikes across the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir.

According to ISPR, no surgical strike has taken place inside Pakistan.Earlier today, the ISPR stated that Indian forces violated ceasefire agreement along the LoC and martyred two Pakistani soldiers.

The exchange of fire took place in the Bhimber, Hot Spring, Kel and Lipa sectors in Azad Kashmir, and lasted about six hours, the Pakistani military’s press wing said in a statement.

Pakistani troops also befittingly responded to the Indian aggression.

In a press conference in New Delhi today, Indian DGMO Lt Gen Ranbir Singh claimed that India conducted surgical strikes last night across the LoC.

“We don’t have a plan to further conduct such strikes,” he said.

DGMO Singh further said: “I spoke to the Pak DGMO, shared our concerns and told him that we conducted surgical strikes last night.”

DGMO Singh briefed the media after Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi chaired a meeting of his cabinet committee on security after clashes at LoC.

The LoC clashes occurred amid high tensions between the South Asian neighbours after suspected rebels killed 17 Indian soldiers in Uri town of Baramulla District in Occupied Kashmir on September 18.

PAKISTAN FULLY CAPABLE TO MEET ANY INTERNAL, EXTERNAL THREAT

At a high-level meeting chaired by Prime Minister Nawaz sharif in Islamabad on Wednesday, the civil and military leaderships reaffirmed that Pakistan is fully capable of meeting any internal or external security threat with the complete resolve of its people and valiant armed forces, the Radio Pakistan reported.

The meeting was attended by Federal Ministers Chaudhary Nisar Ali and Ishaq Dar, Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif, National Security Advisor Nasser Janjua, Foreign Secretary Aizaz Chaudhry, Director General Military Operations and senior civil and military officials.

The meeting expressed deep concern on the increase in systematic human rights violations in Occupied Kashmir and strongly condemned brutal use of force by Indian security forces.

Addressing the meeting, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said that the world is a witness that Pakistan has given tremendous sacrifices for global peace.

He said Pakistan has shown unequalled and unprecedented restraint despite great provocation.

He said that Pakistan will continue to struggle for a peaceful South Asia with a view to enable its people to achieve progress and prosperity of the 21st century.

Prime Minister reiterated that violence on Kashmiris for their right to self-determination, promised by United Nations Security Council resolutions, will never be tolerated and the oppressed Kashmiris deserve not only Pakistan’s support but also the support of the entire world.

He said that Pakistan will continue to extend its moral and diplomatic support to Kashmiris until the issue of Kashmir is resolved as per aspirations of Kashmiri people.

2016-09-29

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