Pakistan has summoned India's acting Deputy High Commissioner alleging ceasefire violation by India along the Line of Control.
Four personnel of the Border Security Force have died in Pakistani firing in the Chambliyal sector of Jammu and Kashmir's Samba district. One among the four is a BSF assistant commandant.
The major ceasefire violation by Pakistan comes nearly a week after top level military officers of both countries agreed to implement the ceasefire pact of 2003 in "letter and spirit".
Kamal Nath Choubey, ADG, BSF, Jammu Frontier, said, "Ceasefire is always a bilateral decision, we have always maintained the sanctity of ceasefire, but Pakistan has violated it. 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."
"Pakistan Rangers initiated cross border firing along the International Border in Ramgarh last night. We have lost four of our personnel, including an assistant commandant rank officer, while other 3 of our personnel suffered injuries," Inspector General, BSF, Ram Awtar told news agency PTI. The police chief of Jammu and Kashmir, SP Vaid, in a tweet expressed his condolences.
Image: Kamal Nath Choubey, ADG, BSF, Jammu Frontier, said ceasefire is always a bilateral decision, but Pakistan has violated it.