Indian Army's Director General asks Pakistan Army to help ensure peace along LoC

Updated: Nov 19, 2017, 10:34 IST | Agencies

DGMO urges Pak counterpart to ensure peace

Indian Army's Director General of Military Operations (DGMO) on Saturday asked his Pakistani counterpart to take steps to ensure peace and tranquillity along the LoC in J&K. The telephonic chat between the two DGMOs took place following a request by the Pakistani side. Lt Gen AK Bhatt impressed upon the Pakistan DGMO Maj Gen Sahir Shamshad Mirza that there appeared to be a “disconnect between the intent at the Pakistani General headqu­ar­ters, which reiterates its de­s­ire for peace, and the actions of Pak troops along the LoC, who resort to heavy firing without provocation,” a source said.

Army jawans patrol the snow-clad Mughal road in Poonch. Pic/PTI
Army jawans patrol the snow-clad Mughal road in Poonch. Pic/PTI

Maj Gen Mirza alleged that Indian forces have resorted to unproved firing and targeted civilians along the LoC, but Bhatt made it clear that the Indian Army does not target civilians in any manner.

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Six Pakistani milit­ants of the LeT, including the nephew of Mumbai attack mastermind Zaki-ur Rehman Lakhvi, were killed in Bandip­ora district on Saturday in an encounter in which an IAF Garud comma­ndo was also killed. "Apart from Lakh­vi's nephew, two LeT com­m­a­nders - Zargam and Mehmood - were also among the militants killed by the security forces," DGP SP Vaid, said.  He added that all the six militants killed in the encounter were Pakistanis and six weapons were recovered from the encounter site.

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