The Pakistan Army director general of military operations (DGMO) contacted his Indian counterpart on Monday and warned him of a “stronger” response to the Indian aggression against Pakistani troops.
Major General Sahir Shamshad Mirza called up the Indian DGMO on a hotline to lodge a protest with him over the attack on a Pakistan army vehicle by Indian forces along the Line of Control (LoC).
According to the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), four Pakistani soldiers were martyred on Sunday after firing from the Indian side caused the vehicle to plunge into Neelum River .
Another soldier and a civilian passer-by suffered injuries too in the incident.
Maj Gen Mirza underscored the importance of controlling tactical actions of the command troops.
He added that these indiscretions could potentially lead to major standoffs.
The DGMO conveyed to his counterpart that such acts had the potential to escalate tensions which could then be extremely detrimental to peace and stability.
“We do not want to go down the path where we start choking each other’s supply lines. However, any recurrence such as this will invoke stronger and effective measures from our side,” he added.
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