ISLAMABAD – Pakistan on Thursday summoned the Indian high commissioner Gautam Bambawale to Foreign Office and lodge a strong protest over the killing of two soldiers by firing of Indian Border Security Force (BSF) troops deployed at Line of Control (LoC).
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According to the Foreign Office sources, Pakistan strongly condemned the unprovoked firing across the Line of Control.
Foreign Secretary Aizaz Chaudhry handed over the protest note to the Indian High Commissioner, sources said.
According to a Foreign Office statement, “Pakistan strongly condemns unprovoked ceasefire violations at LoC by Indian forces, which is a continuation of a pattern of cease fire violations committed by the Indian forces. The valiant Armed Forces of Pakistan have given and will continue to give a befitting response to any aggression.”
“We can assure India that any such aggression will not go unanswered or unpunished. Pakistan is ready to defend its people and territory from any Indian aggression or Indian State sponsored terrorism on Pakistani soil,” the statement added.
Earlier, the DG ISPR Lt Gen Asim Saleem Bajwa said that India had violated the Line of Control and the ceasefire agreement.
Denying Indian claims of a surgical strike on Pakistan, he said, “There was only one incident last night.”