DGMOs talk after punitive assault by Indian army

The Indian Army retaliated after yesterday’s offensive. Pic for representation
The Indian Army retaliated after yesterday’s offensive. Pic for representation

New Delhi: In the aftermath of Indian army’s "punitive fire assaults", DGMOs of India and Pakistan spoke yesterday at the latter's request for an “unscheduled hotline interaction” during which the “unethical” act of mutilation of bodies of Indian soldiers by “terrorists” was raised.

“He (Pakistani Director General of Military Operations) was categorically informed that if any ceasefire violations were initiated by Pak troops or any infiltration attempt was made by terrorists from Pakistan Occupied Kashmir or territory under its control, it would invite an appropriate response by Indian army," a statement issued by the Indian DGMO's office said.

Indian DGMO Lt Gen Ranbir Singh raised the issue of infiltration attempts by terrorists from Pakistan into Jammu and Kashmir and “unethical act of mutilation of the body of Indian soldiers close to the Line of Control by terrorists infiltrating from Pakistan.” Pakistan’s DGMO was exhorted to exercise strict control on their troops to refrain from any “nefarious activities”, it said.

Pak claims soldiers killed
Pakistan Army yesterday said that seven persons, including three of its soldiers, were killed in an exchange of fire with Indian troops on the LoC, taking the death toll in such incidents to 14 since last week.

In an earlier statement the army said four civilians were killed as Indian troops targeted a passenger bus near Dhudnial in Neelam valley.

RS told about terrorists
Nearly 200 terrorists are active in Jammu and Kashmir, the Rajya Sabha was told yesterday. “As per available inputs, nearly 200 terrorists are active in the state of Jammu and Kashmir," Minister of State for Home Hansraj Ahir said.

Pak’s new policy
Pakistan has set up a high-level committee to formulate “a doable and sustainable” policy to highlight the Kashmir issue globally and is reaching out to Indians who are opposed to PM Narendra Modi's “extremist policies”, according to a media report. The move was announced by Advisor on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz in Senate yesterday. Aziz will attend the Heart of Asia (HoA) conference in Amritsar.

200
The number of terrorists active in J&K

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