‘Misadventure’ Will Have ‘Unintended Consequences’: Pak


Islamabad: Amid heightening tension along Line of Control in Kashmir, Pakistan Army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa toured forward positions while Islamabad said any “misadventure” by the Indian army could lead to “unintended consequences.”

Pakistan also summoned India’s deputy high commissioner JP Singh to protest the firing by Indian forces along the LoC, the foreign office said in a statement.

“(The) Indian army has been targeting innocent civilians on both sides of line of Control in recent past. Any misadventure by Indian Army across Line of Control will be a miscalculation, shall be responded with full force and could lead to unintended consequences,” a Pakistani army spokesman said in a statement.

Local media reported that as many as eight people, including five women, were injured in Indian shelling on Pakistani side of Kashmir.

The two neighbours over the past few days have accused each other of violating a fragile ceasefire along the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir. 

General Bajwa visited troops deployed along the LoC in Nikial sector, Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) said.

He was briefed about the ground situation by a commander.

“He (Bajwa) appreciated high state of operational readiness, effective response to Indian ceasefire violations and high morale of troops,” the ISPR said.

Bajwa was accompanied by commander Rawalpindi Corps Lieutenant General Nadeem Raza.

The LoC has been witnessing exchange of fire between Indian and Pakistani troops for the last several weeks.

On May 01, India said two of its troopers were beheaded a day after Bajwa visited some areas along the LoC and promised support to the Kashmiris.

The soldiers killed were Naib Subedar Paramjeet Singh of 22 Sikh Infantry and Head Constable Prem Sagar of 200th Battalion of BSF. 

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