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Dy High Commissioner JP Singh once again summoned by Pakistan Foreign Ministry over 'cross border firing'

Speed News Desk | First published: 28 October 2016, 17:11 IST
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On 28 October, Indian Deputy High commissioner JP Singh was summoned by Pakistan Foreign Ministry over civilian deaths in "cross border firing".

At least 15 Pakistani rangers were gunned down in retaliatory firing by the Indian forces along the International Border on 28 October, the Border Security Forces (BSF) said.

This comes in the wake of repeated ceasefire violations on Pakistan's part, and several infiltration bids along the International Border that have been foiled by the Indian forces.

Also read - At least 15 Pakistani rangers killed in retaliatory firing across International Border

Pakistani troops violated ceasefire on 28 October, with firing and mortar shelling on Indian posts and civilian areas along the LoC and international border in Jammu, Kathua and Rajouri districts.

JP Singh had been summoned by Pakistan on 25 October, in protest against "ceasefire violations" along the Working Boundary, the Foreign Office in Islamabad said. He had been summoned by the Director General (South Asia and South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation).

There have been over 50 ceasefire violations from the Pakistani side since India carried out surgical strikes in Pakistan occupied Kashmir, targeting terror launching pads, post the attack on an army camp in Uri on September 18.

--with Agency inputs

First published: 28 October 2016, 17:11 IST
 
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