Over 3,800 ceasefire violations by Pak along LoC this year: MEA

Pak violates ceasefire in Tangdhar sector of Kupwara
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New Delhi (NVI): Pakistani forces have carried out more than 3,800 unprovoked ceasefire violations this year, till date, the Ministry of External Affairs said today while highlighting how Pak forces have been violating the 2003 Ceasefire Understanding between the two sides again and again.

“Pakistan forces have continued to engage in unprovoked ceasefire violations, often from civilian areas, to support infiltration of terrorists across the LoC,” MEA Spokesman Anurag Srivastava said here during the weekly media briefing.

Apart from ceasefire violations, there have also been attempts to drop arms and ammunition close to the LoC in the garb of civilian activities, Srivastava said.

“We have also witnessed that Pakistan’s aid and abetment to cross-border terrorism, smuggling of arms and narcotic substances has spilled over to the International Boundary including through usage of drones and quadcopters,” he said.

The MEA spokesman also said that such violations are regularly highlighted to Pakistan through diplomatic channels and at the regular DGMO level talks.

-ARK