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India expresses concern over ceasefire violation

January 18, 2005 23:21 IST
Last Updated: January 19, 2005 12:01 IST

The 13-month-old ceasefire along the Line of Control was violated when Pakistani forces fired mortars on Indian positions in Durga near Poonch town in Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday, an army spokesperson said.

There were no casualties, he said.

Terming the firing from across the border as "violation of ceasefire", India on Wednesday took up the issue with Pakistani authorities, who said they would investigate the matter.

"The Director General of Military Operations spoke to his Pakistani counterpart and informed him of India's concerns," Lt Gen B S Thakur, who took over as Vice Chief of Army Staff on Wednesday, told reporters in Delhi.

The ceasefire violation comes a day after an infiltration attempt was foiled in the area. Five infiltrators were killed in the encounter.

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Sub: Musharraff is the hero of Pakistani infiltration & violating ceasefire in the Kargil

Ceasefire violation is co-operate separatists and militant outfits. Pakistan always breaks Agreements & promises made The ceasefire amounts to a first step on the path ...

Posted by Premendra Agrawal

Sub: Pakistan violates LoC ceasefire

When did it obey?

Posted by Ashok

Sub: Pakistan violates LoC ceasefire

I feel sorry and I pity the Indian attitude. Have we planned to spend in installments on secutiy till the very existence of India and/or ...

Posted by Ranjit Bhonsale

Sub: shameful act

this must not have happened..pakistan must maintain the cease fire to further improve the relations with india. now india must not respond in the same ...

Posted by Shueib

Sub: peace

hello, i suggest that indo-pak should go for agriculture cultivation inorder to feed their nation because most of the crimes and growth of criminals are ...

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