Pak summons Indian envoy over spy drone, ceasefire violations (update)

Islamabad, July 16 (ANI): Pakistan’s Foreign Office has summoned Indian High Commissioner Dr. T.C.A. Raghavan to lodge strong protest over air space violation at Banchirian Sector yesterday after an Indian spy drone allegedly intruded into the Islamic republic’s air space, violating the International Law, the country’s territorial integrity, the two Agreements of 1991 on Air Space Violation, and SOPs of Advance Notice for Military Exercises, Military Maneuvers and Troops Movement.

The UAV was brought down by Pakistani troops.

Foreign Secretary Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry also registered Islamabad’s concern over Helicopter maneuvers near LoC on 11 July, 2015, which he said was an “offensive and threatening posture”.

He expressed his government’s disapproval of the unprovoked <strong class=’StrictlyAutoTagBold’>ceasefire violation by the Indian BSF at Phuklian-Akhnor sector early <strong class=’StrictlyAutoTagBold’>morning on 15 July, 2015, which continued until sunset.

Chaudhry also complained against the <strong class=’StrictlyAutoTagBold’>ceasefire violations, which took place this <strong class=’StrictlyAutoTagBold’>morning at LoC and Working Boundary (WB) and killed a villager in Chaprar sector while injuring three other civilians. Details of further causalities were being ascertained, the foreign secretary said.

He claimed that the Indian side had <strong class=’StrictlyAutoTagBold’>started unprovoked <strong class=’StrictlyAutoTagBold’>firing at midnight on 16 July, 2015 at Nezapir sector near LoC and around 1.25 am at the Working Boundary. The Pakistani troops although exercised restraint but responded to the provocation, Chaudhry added.

He stressed on the importance of maintaining peace and tranquility along the LoC and WB, and the region at large, in the spirit of the 2003 understanding on maintaining <strong class=’StrictlyAutoTagBold’>ceasefire.

The Indian High Commissioner assured to convey the message to his authorities. (ANI)

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