India should give befitting reply to Pak: Defence Expert

| Updated: Aug 14, 2016 20:41 IST

New Delhi, Aug. 14 (ANI): Coming down heavily on Pakistan for violating the ceasefire in Poonch sector of Jammu and Kashmir in this morning, defence expert Major General (Retd.) G.D. Bakshi said India should give a befitting reply to the Asian neighbour, which has been doing this drama since long. Major General (Retd.) Bakshi told ANI this is not the way of celebration of freedom. "I remember when we used to be in the Line of Control, Pakistan used to do this drama. The Pakistan army is very dramatic. They used to fire at us and used to get befitting replies. I think if Pakistan is daring to fire this time, India should give a befitting reply," he added. Resonating similar sentiments, defence expert P.K. Sehgal said the ceasefire violations would increase in view of several upcoming events. "One is the Independence Day, secondly, Pakistan would also continuously exploit the so-called sentiments of the people of Jammu and Kashmir at this point of time. For the last 30-35 days, they have been up against arms. Thirdly, there is G-20 meet taking place, the East-Asia meet taking place, the BRICS meet, the UN General Assembly meeting is taking place in September," he added. Sehgal asserted Pakistan would try its very best to provoke India more and more with a view to internationalise the situation in J-K. "Keeping all these international issues in mind, Pakistan will try its very best to provoke India more and more with a view to internationalise situation in J-K, which we will as always fail to do so," he added. The Indian army responded heavily to the ceasefire violation by Pakistan. According to the latest report, the firing has stopped from either side, but a person has sustained injuries in the attack. The attack comes hours after a grenade attack on Amarnath Yathra pilgrims in Poonch, where almost 15 people were injured. There have been 30 ceasefire violations by Pakistan on the Line of Control till July 31 with one casualty from the army side. (ANI)