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India raises issue of Pak troops firing without provocation during DGMO level talks

By Vikas

New Delhi, Nov 18: Indian Army's Director General of Military Operations (DGMO) held talks Pakistani counterpart over the unprovoked firing by the Pakistani troops along the border.

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Lt Gen A K Bhatt told his Pakistani counterpart to take steps to ensure peace and tranquillity along the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir.

Lt Gen A K Bhatt told the Pakistan DGMO Maj Gen Sahir Shamshad Mirza said that there appeared to be a "disconnect" between the Pakistan Army's reiteration about the desire for peace and the action of its troops, PTI quoted official sources as saying.

Citing various incidents, Bhatt said that Pakistani troops resort to heavy firing without provocation, they said. The telephonic conversation between the two DGMOs took place following a request by the Pakistani side.

Exhorting his Pakistani counterpart to resolve this "existent credibility gap", Lt Gen Bhatt said 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 Pakistani troops along the Line of Control, who resort to heavy firing without provocation," PTI quoted a source as saying.

Bhatt said that Pakistan must take steps to ensure that peace and tranquillity is maintained along the LoC. The Pakistan Army DGMO alleged that Indian security forces have resorted to unproved firing and targeted civilians along the LoC in the Pooch sector. Bhatt, however, made it clear that the Indian Army always maintains impeccable standards of professionalism and does not target civilians in any manner.

OneIndia News with PTI inputs

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