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India Summons Pakistani Envoy for Ceasefire Violations Along LoC at J&K | India News

NEW DELHI: India convened the Pakistani High Commissioner’s Charge d’Affaires in New Delhi on Saturday to hold a strong protest against unprovoked ceasefire violations by Pakistani forces in multiple sectors along the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir on Nov. 13, the MEA said.
This came after the two countries exchanged heavy fire against the LoC following violations of the ceasefire by Pakistan on Friday.
The shooting along the LoC resulted in the loss of life on both sides.
In a statement, the MEA said that India condemns, in the strongest terms, the deliberate attacks against innocent civilians by Pakistani forces.
“It is very regrettable that Pakistan has chosen a festive occasion in India to disrupt the peace and perpetrate violence in J&K through coordinated gunfire throughout the LoC,” the MEA said.
India also vigorously protested Pakistan’s continued support for cross-border infiltration into India, including through supporting cover fire by Pakistani forces.
“Pakistan was reminded of its bilateral commitment not to allow any territory under its control to be used for terrorism against India,” he added.
Pakistan on Friday indulged in an intense cross-border bombardment along the LoC in which five members of the security forces and six civilians lost their lives.
Indian troops retaliated vigorously, killing eight Pakistani soldiers and wounding 12 others in addition to causing extensive damage to their infrastructure, officials and sources said.
Four members of the Indian army, a BSF deputy inspector and six civilians were killed, while four members of the security forces and eight civilians were injured in the shooting by Pakistan during the multiple ceasefire violations between the Gurez and Uri sectors. in Jammu and Kashmir, authorities said.

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