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More than 2050 ceasefire violations by Pak in 2019, 21 Indians dead: MEA

More than 2050 ceasefire violations by Pak in 2019, 21 Indians dead: MEA

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 15 Sep 2019, 10:01 am

New Delhi, Sept 15 (IBNS): Amid disturbed India Pakistan relations, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) on Sunday claimed that there have been more than 2050 'unprovoked ceasefire violations' by Pakistan in the year 2019, which have left 21 Indians dead.

"We have highlighted our concerns at unprovoked ceasefire violations by Pakistan forces, including in support of cross border terrorist infiltration and targeting of Indian civilians and border posts by them," an official spokesperson said in a media statement.

The spokesperson informed that only in this year, the Pakistani forces 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 tranquility along the LoC and international border," he said.

He also informed that Indian forces "exercise maximum restraint and respond to unprovoked violations and attempts at cross border terrorist infiltration."

The MEA statement comes a day after Pakistan had summoned India's deputy High Commissioner Gaurav Ahluwalia to register protest of alleged ceasefire violation by Indian troops in Nikia and Jandrot sectors.