Indian Army Raises Concern Over Targeting of Civilians in Jammu and Kashmir

Three Indian soldiers killed check posts destroyed as Pak Army gives befitting response to Indian ceasefire violations in Lipa Sector

Indian Army Raises Concern Over Targeting of Civilians in Jammu and Kashmir

The Indian Army said such actions was not appropriate for any Army.

Lt.Gen. Bhatt told his counterpart that the Indian Army "as a professional force takes due care to avoid targeting of civilians and the Pakistan Army was expected to do the same".

Pakistan summoned the Indian Deputy High Commissioner and lodged a formal protest on Wednesday over ceasefire violations in Jammu and Kashmir resulting in the killing of two civilians.

Nine people, including 6 soldiers, have been killed and 18 injured in over a dozen ceasefire violations by the Pakistani Army along the LoC this month.

"Pakistan Army targets only those Indian posts which initiate firing on innocent civilians", the ISPR director general said.

The Director General also urged the Indian side to respect the 2003 ceasefire arrangement and investigate this and other incidents of ceasefire violations.

Kashmir (Jammu and Kashmir), Jul 21: Once again Pakistan on Friday violated ceasefire in Jammu and Kashmir's Nowgam sector of Handwara in Kupwara district.

The two military officers had another round of telephonic talks on Monday, in which the Pakistani DGMO raised the issue of Pakistani posts being targeted by the Indian Army, leading to the death of four soldiers and one civilian.

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