RAWALPINDI: Pakistani DGMO warned his Indian counterpart on Monday that there would be ‘strong, effective measures’ from the Pakistani side if deliberate targeting of its troops did not stop.
According to a statement by the ISPR, hotline contact was established between the Director General of Military Operations of both India and Pakistan.
The issue of unprovoked aggression from the Indian side, which resulted in the martyrdom of 4 Pakistani soldiers and the injuring of another troop and one civilian was discussed during their talk.
“DGMO Pakistan notified Pakistan’s demarche to Indian DGMO to protest deliberate targeting of Pakistan Army’s vehicle resulting into Shahadat of 4 Soldiers besides injuring one soldier and a civilian passer by,” read the statement.
“DGMO Pakistan Army, Major General Sahir Shamshad Mirza emphasized the importance of controlling tactical actions of under command troops, since these indiscretions can potentially spiral major standoffs. Such acts have the potential to escalate which then will be extremely detrimental to peace and stability.”
The DGMO Pakistan concluded that while both countries did not want to go down the road of choking each other’s supply lines, in case of any recurrence of such an act, a more ‘strong, effective’ response from Pakistan Army would take place.
Story first published: 17th July 2017