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Over 2,000 ceasefire violations by Pak this year, India asks Islamabad to stop supporting terror infiltration

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WION New Delhi, India Sep 15, 2019, 02.04 PM (IST) Written By: Sidhant Sibal

India has raised the issue of ceasefire violation by Pakistan and its support to cross border terrorist infiltration which is aided by unprovoked firing from the other side.

The Ministry of External Affairs in a statement said, "have highlighted our concerns at unprovoked ceasefire violations by Pakistan forces, including in support of cross border terrorist infiltration, and targeting of Indian civilians and border posts by them".

There have been 2,050 unprovoked ceasefire violations by Pakistan this year in which 21 Indians have died.

Asking Pakistan to "adhere to 2003 ceasefire understanding and maintain peace and tranquillity along the LOC and IB", the MEA spokesperson said, "Indian forces exercise maximum restraint and respond to unprovoked violations and attempts at cross border terrorist infiltration".

India had raised the matter via diplomatic channels in Islamabad. Pakistan had summoned Indian deputy high commissioner on Saturday, the latter had told them not to exacerbate the situation at the LoC.

Increasingly, it is being seen that Pakistan has been instigating people on its side to cross the Line Of Control.

Lt Gen Ranbir Singh, General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Northern Command of the Indian Army on Saturday said, "There are a large number of leaders across the LoC who are instigating PoK residents. It's trying to use them as cannon fodder for attempts to come close to LoC".

Exuding confidence, Lt Gen Ranbir Singh said, "situation at LoC is firmly under control. By our calibrated and proactive approach, we have been able to attain complete moral ascendency over the enemy".

He visited forward posts in Rajouri and Sunderbani sectors on Saturday to review the operational preparedness and the prevalent security situation.