Ceasefire violations by Pakistan 2019: India alleged death of 21 Indian Army soldiers

Ceasefire violations by Pakistan 2019: India alleged death of 21 Indian Army soldiers
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New Delhi: India on Sunday conveyed its concerns to Pakistan on ceasefire violations by the Pakistani military, with the MEA saying Islamabad this year “resorted to more than 2050 unprovoked ceasefire violations in which 21 Indians soldiers have died.”

In a statement, the MEA said, “We have highlighted our concerns at unprovoked ceasefire violations by Pakistan forces.

This year, they have resorted to more than 2050 unprovoked ceasefire violations in which 21 Indians have died. We have repeatedly called upon Pakistan to ask its forces to adhere to 2003 ceasefire understanding and maintain peace and tranquillity along the Line of Control and International Border (IB).

Indian forces exercise maximum restraint and respond to unprovoked violations and attempts at cross border terrorist infiltration.”

Tensions have further spiked between the two nuclear-armed neighbours, with Pakistan mounting a campaign against New Delhi globally after the abrogation of Article 370 provisions and bifurcation of Jammu & Kashmir into two union territories early last month.

New Delhi