India, Pak troops exchange fire along LoC in Poonch

Lester Mason
November 15, 2017

The latest incident of unprovoked firing took place three day after Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and Chief of Army Staff, General Qamar Javed Bajwa visited the Line of Control in Chirikot sector.

At the recently held 44 annual meeting between Pakistan Rangers and India's Border Security Force (BSF) in New Delhi, the loss of innocent lives as a result of ceasefire violations and unprovoked firing was discussed along with other things. Such confrontations have sharply escalated in 2017 as compared to previous years, according to Pakistani officials.

Against this, there were only 228 incidents of ceasefire violation from across the LoC in 2016, sources said, attributing these growing desperation among Pakistani troops to push in armed militants into the Indian side before the closure of mountainous passes due to snowfall during winter.

The statement added the Indian diplomat was told that the "deliberate targeting of civilians" is indeed deplorable and contrary to human dignity and worldwide human rights and humanitarian laws.

Pakistan's reaction comes after the 75-year-old woman was killed in the area known as Azad Kashmir on Tuesday, 14 November. Tensions between the two nuclear-armed neighbors have failed to ease.

Since their independence from Britain in 1947, both countries have fought three bloody wars - two of them over Kashmir.

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