2 more Indian soldiers killed in ceasefire violations by Pakistan


armyA soldier was killed by Pakistani snipers on November 10 at the Line of Control in the Machhil sector of Jammu and Kashmir.

Immediately, the army jawans retaliated by firing on Pakistani posts using heavy weapons. While this was so, two terrorists were killed in north Kashmir. The operation is till on.

At the same time, another Army jawan, who was wounded when Pakistani troops fired mortars on Indian posts along the LoC in Naushera sector in Rajaouri district on November 8, succumbed to his injuries on November 10.

Summons issued

While this was so, India on November 10 summoned the deputy high commissioner of Pakistan to protest the repeated ceasefire violations by Pakistan.

India also protested the way in which information about eight Indian officials in Islamabad was made public, jeopardising their safety.

The ministry summoned the deputy Pakistan high commissioner and expressed its concern on the continued violation of ceasefire by the neighbouring country, media reports quoted External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Vikas Swarup as saying.

So far, Pakistan has violated ceasefire 16 times since November 3, resulting in three fatalities.

Meanwhile, five Indian diplomats, declared persona non grata by Pakistan, left the country on November 10 for India.

In a tit-for-tat measure, Pakistan had ejected the diplomats on alleged espionage charges. This action by Pakistan follows India directing two top intelligence officials working at the Pakistan High Commission to return to Pakistan on November 2. The Delhi Police had caught an ISI agent who lifted the lid off a spy ring.