India-Pakistan DGMO’s meet amid increased ‘face off ‘
New Delhi: Worried about the increased skirmishes between the armed forces of the two countries, the Director General of Military Operations (DGMO’s) of India and Pakistan held a meeting on Monday.
India maintained its position regarding Pakistan sponsored militancy in Kashmir Valley, in response to Pakistan’s allegations of India violating ceasefire along the LoC.
The Indian (DGMO) Lieutenant General A. K. Bhatt and his Pakistani counterpart on Monday held unscheduled DGMO level talks which commenced at 2:00 p.m. on a request by Pakistan.
The Pakistani DGMO accused Indian security forces of resorting to unprovoked firing along the LoC.
“The retaliatory firing by Indian troops has only been carried out in response to unabated support given by Pakistan Army to militants who infiltrate across the border and target Indian army posts with heavy caliber weapons,” Indian DGMO Bhatt responded, according to an official statement.
Pertinently, Bhatt countercharged Pakistan of employing civilians at forward posts, alleging that they have been repeatedly used for gaining information of Indian troops’ locations and providing guides to the militants while crossing the border.
Bhatt assured India’s resolve towards maintaining peace and tranquility at the border, provided Pakistan stops aiding infiltration at the border.
Bhatt reiterated that Indian troops will continue to take retaliatory measures against provocative acts of aggression from Pakistan’s side in future.