Surgical strikes across LoC: Pakistan summons Indian high commissioner

The Pakistan Foreign Office on Thursday summoned Indian High Commissioner Gautam Bambawale over the 'unprovoked' cross-border firing by Indian Army in which two Pakistani soldiers were killed.

IANS September 29, 2016 20:43:16 IST
Surgical strikes across LoC: Pakistan summons Indian high commissioner

Islamabad: The Pakistan Foreign Office on Thursday summoned Indian High Commissioner Gautam Bambawale over the "unprovoked" cross-border firing by Indian Army in which two Pakistani soldiers were killed.

Surgical strikes across LoC Pakistan summons Indian high commissioner

Representational image. Reuters

According to Foreign Office sources, Pakistan "strongly" condemned the firing across the Line of Control, Geo TV reported.

Foreign Secretary Aizaz Chaudhry handed over the protest note to Bambawale, sources said.

India on Thursday said that its army carried out cross-border "surgical strikes" on terrorist launch pads in Pakistani territory.

Pakistan has denied that surgical strikes were carried out.

The Foreign Office, earlier in a statement, strongly condemned the "unprovoked ceasefire violations at LoC by Indian forces", which it termed as "a continuation of a pattern of cease fire violations committed by the Indian forces".

It said that "any such aggression will not go unanswered or unpunished".

Two Pakistani soldiers were killed in the cross-border firing.

Updated Date:

also read

Pakistan: 1,200-year-old Hindu temple opened to public after reclaiming from illegal occupants
World

Pakistan: 1,200-year-old Hindu temple opened to public after reclaiming from illegal occupants

The Evacuee Trust Property Board had last month reclaimed possession of the Valmiki Temple situated near the famous Anarkali Bazaar in Lahore from a Christian family, which had grabbed the place of worship more than two decades ago

England to play seven T20Is on first Pakistan tour in 17 years
First Cricket News

England to play seven T20Is on first Pakistan tour in 17 years

England will arrive in mid-September and play four T20s in Karachi, with the other three matches in Lahore, and then return in December for three Tests

Pakistan: Bomb blast outside football stadium in Balochistan, three injured
World

Pakistan: Bomb blast outside football stadium in Balochistan, three injured

According to the police, an explosive device was fixed with a motorcycle in the parking area of the stadium, which was detonated by a remote control