Union Minister of State (MoS) Jitendra Singh on Friday lauded the Indian Army for their retaliatory action across the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Hira Nagar and R.S. Pura sectors.
"I want to appreciate the efforts of doctors and hospital staff as they are taking care of all the injured very well. Whatever Pakistan is doing is not hidden from anyone but this time, the kind of retaliatory action Indian Army has taken has not been seen in decades. Even the people living in this area are the testimony of this", Singh told the media here.
He added that the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) will decide whether or not the talk should happen between the two countries.
"No matter, how big a leader is, but no one has the right to decide on the talks between India and Pakistan", he stated.
Earlier in the day, at least 11 civilians were injured in various areas of Jammu and Kashmir as Pakistan violated ceasefire along the Line of Control.
Two civilians were injured in the ceasefire violation in Ramgarh sector, five in Hiranagar sector in Kathua and four in RS Pura sector in the Valley.
The Border Security Force (BSF) personnel also launched a massive retaliatory firing. The exchange of fire is still on.
This is the second consecutive day when Pakistan Rangers heavily shelled civilian areas and border outposts (BoPs).