India lodges protest against Pakistan’s 'continued support to cross border terrorism'
New Delhi/IBNS: India on Thursday said it strongly protested Pakistan’s "continued support to cross border terrorist infiltration into India."
Speaking to media at weekly briefly, Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) spokesperson Anurag Srivastava said: "Despite repeated calls for restraint and adherence to the ceasefire understanding of 2003 for maintaining peace and tranquility, Pakistani forces continue to engage in providing supporting cover fire to infiltrators."
He said the incessant infiltration of terrorists and induction of weapons to fuel terror activities "continues unabated."
"Such activities are not possible without the support of Pakistani forces deployed along the LoC," Srivastava said.
The Charge d’Affaires of the High Commission of Pakistan was summoned by the Ministry of External Affairs on Nov 14 and a strong protest was lodged over unprovoked ceasefire violations by Pakistani forces on multiple sectors along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir Nov 13, resulting in the death of four innocent civilians and serious injuries to 19 others.
"India also strongly protested Pakistan’s continued support to cross border terrorist infiltration into India," he said.
"Pakistan was once again reminded of its bilateral commitment to not allow any territory under its control to be used for terrorism against India in any manner," Srivastava said.