Will befittingly respond to any hostile action along frontiers: Pak Army Chief

| Updated: May 24, 2017 06:52 IST

Rawalpindi [Pakistan], May 24 (ANI): Pakistan's Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa has said that any hostile action anywhere along the country's frontiers shall be responded most befittingly. General Bajwa made these remarks while presiding the 75th Annual Formation Commanders conference held at the General Headquarters (GHQ) on Tuesday. The Pakistan Army Chief's remarks came hours after the Indian Army issued a video, showing Indian troops destroying the Pakistani posts in Nowshera Sector of Jammu and Kashmir, which is said to have been conducted on May 9. "The Pakistan Army has been providing support to armed infiltrators by engaging the Indian Army forward troops from their weapons emplacements and pill boxes closer to the LoC," Additional Directorate General of Public Information (ADG PI) Major General A.K. Narula said in a press conference here. He added that the recent action in Nowshera has caused damage to the Pakistan Army posts, which were supporting infiltration. Maj. Gen. Narula also said that Rocket Launchers (RL), Anti Tank Guided Missiles (ATGM), Automated Grenade Launchers (AGL) and recoilless guns were used to carry out the operation. He further said that as the snow in the Valley melts and the blockage on the passes opens, increase in infiltration will be expected. "The Indian Army proactively dominates the LoC; we want peace and tranquility in the state of Jammu and Kashmir," he said. In recent days, ceasefire violation along the LoC by Pakistan has increased considerably. On May 14, the Pakistan Army initiated indiscriminate firing of small arms, automatics, 82 mm and 120 mm mortars along the LoC in Chiti Bakri area of Rajouri Sector in Jammu and Kashmir. On May 13, Pakistani troops pounded civilian areas and forward posts in Nowshera area with mortars, killing two civilians and injuring three. The firing and shelling from across the border has affected over 10,000 people. (ANI)

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