India, Pak hold DGMO talks over LoC ceasefire violations

India, Pak hold DGMO talks over LoC ceasefire violations
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New Delhi: Directors General of Military Operations (DGMOs) of India and Pakistan had an exchange over the hotline on Monday with regard to cross border firing along the Line of Control (LOc) and the International Border (IB) in Jammu and Kashmir.
During the talks, Pakistan’s Director General of Military Operations Major General Sahir Shamshad Mirza reportedly raised the issue of Indian troops targeting their Pakistani counterparts, resulting in the death of four Pakistani soldiers in Pakistan-administered Kashmir (PaK).
The Indian Army’s Director General of Military Operations (DGMO), Lt. Gen. A.K. Bhatt, reiterated that all cease-fire violations (CFVs) had been initiated by Pakistan, and in that context, the Indian Army reserved the right to retaliate.
He also reiterated that the Indian Army is sincere about maintaining peace and tranquillity along the LoC.
The last DGMO-level talks took place on June 5, 2017. The Pakistani side then lodged a protest over the alleged killing of some civilians on their side by Indian Army’s firing, which was strongly denied by the Indian side. (Agencies)

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