‘Limited firing’ by Pak troops in Akhnoor sector
Islamabad: The Pakistan Army said on Monday that there was no “space” for any war with India, but warned that its desire for peace should not be mistaken for weakness.
Addressing a press conference, Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor, the Director General of Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the media wing of the army, accused India of carrying out 1,077 ceasefire violations since the start of this year.
He said Pakistan had not responded to Indian firing, but was “compelled” to respond only when civilians were targeted, Dawn reported.
Local administration officials said an elderly woman and a minor girl were killed and 24 others, including four children and eight women, injured in mortar shelling by Indian forces on villages along the Working Boundary on Sunday.
“The Indians have to realise and understand where they want to go (in the future),” Ghafoor said. “We are two nuclear powers, and there is no space for war,” he added.
Meanwhile, intermittent firing and shelling by Pakistani troops was reported in Akhnoor sector of Jammu past Sunday midnight, a senior BSF officer said on Monday. “The limited firing, targeting at least four border outposts, was responded to accordingly,” the officer said.
He said there was no report of firing after 0215 hours. He said calm is prevailing in the area but the situation continues to remain tense.