Indian ceasefire violations are detrimental to peace, : COAS


Indian ceasefire violations are detrimental to peace, however, these or any Indian misadventure shall be responded effectively, the army reiterated on Wednesday.

The 208th Corps Commander’s Conference (CCC) was held at the General Headquarters and chaired by Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Bajwa.

The forum reviewed the geo-strategic and security environment especially in the context of US security-related policies for the region, stated a press release issued by Inter-Services Public Relations.

India’s ceasefire violations were a vital part of the discussion and it was discussed that national interest shall be kept at a premium while cooperating with all other stakeholders for regional peace and stability.

The forum reiterated that gains of years long counterterrorism efforts shall be consolidated to achieve enduring peace and stability both for Pakistan and the region.

In 2018, the Indian forces have carried out more than 190 ceasefire violations along the Line of Control and the Working Boundary to date, resulting in the deaths of 13 innocent civilians and injuries to 65 others, according to the latest foreign ministry data.

It said the “unprecedented escalation in ceasefire violations by India” had been continuing since the year 2017 when the Indian forces committed 1,970 ceasefire violations.

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