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India issues note of protest to Pakistan over infiltration bid

Army jawans take position after Army foiled two infiltration bids along the Line of Control (LoC) in Rampur and Tangdhar sectors of Jammu and Kashmir. File

Army jawans take position after Army foiled two infiltration bids along the Line of Control (LoC) in Rampur and Tangdhar sectors of Jammu and Kashmir. File  

The development comes a day after Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan called for dialogue in view of the ongoing security situation in Kashmir.

India on Tuesday summoned a senior diplomat from the Pakistan High Commission in New Delhi and issued a diplomatic note of protest on the casualties suffered by the military on October 21, during a cross-border infiltration attempt from the Pakistani side.

A statement from the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said, “It was informed that two Pakistan armed intruders have been killed by the Indian security forces during the ensung firefight and the Government of Pakistan has taken custody of the dead bodies of its nationals.”

It also declared that the violent action revealed Pakistan’s complicity in aiding and abetting terrorism in the region.

The development comes a day after Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan called for dialogue in view of the ongoing security situation in Kashmir.

The MEA said, “Our grave concern at the continuing incidents of unprovoked ceasefire violations by the Pakistan forces along the Line of Control [LoC] and the International Border [IB] was also shared. Despite repeated calls for restraint and adherence to the ceasefire understanding of 2003 for maintaining peace and tranquillity, Pakistan forces have carried out 1591 incidents of unprovoked ceasefire violations along the LoC and IB in 2018 so far. ”

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