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Sharif condemns Indian Army's surgical strikes along LoC

Updated: Sep 29, 2016 13:17 IST

Islamabad [Pakistan], Sept. 29 (ANI): Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has condemned the surgical strikes carried out by the Indian Army in the wake of increased infiltration bids along the Light of Control (LoC).

"Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif has strongly condemned the unprovoked and naked aggression of Indian forces along the Line of Control which resulted in martyrdom of two Pakistani soldiers," said a statement issued by the Prime Minister's House.

The statement further quoted Sharif as saying, "Our intent for peaceful neighbourhood should not be mistaken as our weakness, as our valiant forces are fully capable of defending the territorial integrity of country."

Sharif's statement came after Indian Ministry of External Affairs and the Defence Ministry on Thursday in a joint statement announced that the Indian Army had carried out multiple surgical strikes in various locations along the Line of Control late on Wednesday night.

Director General Military Operations (DGMO) Lt. Gen. Ranbir Singh announced that Indian Army had carried out multiple surgical strikes in the wake of the infiltration bids by terrorists along the Line of Control (LoC), including at Uri and Poonch earlier this month.

"Indian Army conducted surgical strikes on terror launch pads on the LoC and significant casualties have been caused," he said adding that the Indian forces have foiled over 20 infiltration bids in the past week.

The DGMO added that despite persistent messages to Islamabad not to allow its territory to be used for terrorist activities, such action was continuing and this necessitated a firm response. (ANI)