New Delhi: India on Thursday summoned a Pakistan High Commission official here to lodge a “strong protest” at the incidents of cross LoC terrorist infiltration and targeting of Indian civilians.
According to an Ministry of Exteranal Affairs (MEA) release here, such incidents including “targeting” of Indian civilians and security forces took place between December 21 and 26 “leading to loss of lives on the Indian side”.
“Our grave concern was conveyed at Pakistan’s continued support to cross border terrorist infiltration into India, including supporting cover fire provided by Pakistan forces,” the statement said.
This year, despite repeated calls for restraint and adherence to the ceasefire understanding of 2003 for maintaining peace and tranquility, “the Pakistani forces have carried out over 1962 incidents of unprovoked ceasefire violations in which 50 Indians have lost their lives”, the statement alleged.
“Pakistan was once again asked to fulfill its bilateral commitment to not allow any territory under its control to be used for terrorism against India in any manner,” the release added.