Monday Jul 17, 2017
RAWALPINDI: The Director General Military Operations (DGMO) of Pakistan Army strongly protested the deliberate targeting of a Pakistan Army vehicle by Indian troops with his Indian counterpart, said a statement released by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR).
Major General Sahir Shamshad Mirza emphasized the importance of controlling tactical actions of under command troops as such actions can lead to major standoffs, added ISPR.
“Such acts have the potential to escalate which then will be extremely detrimental to peace and stability.”
“While we don’t want to go down the path where we start choking each other’s supply lines; however, any such recurrence will invoke more strong and effective measures from Pakistan’s side,” the ISPR quoted Mirza as saying.
On Sunday, the Indian troops targetted a Pakistan Army vehicle moving along the Neelum River in Athmuqam area of Azad Jammu and Kashmir.
According to the Inter Services Public Relations, the vehicle fell in the river as a result. Four Pakistani soldiers on board the vehicle subsequently drowned.