India and Pakistan Army today held DGMO-level talks over the issue of cross-border firing.
Pakistan DGMO raised the issue of targeting of Pakistani civilians opposite the Jammu Sector by Indian troops.
The Indian Director General of Military Operations (DGMO) in response highlighted that all ceasefire violations in the Jammu sector were initiated by Pakistani Rangers and the BSF troops only responded suitably to them.
He also emphasised that no targeted firing on civilians was carried out, but armed intruders who were attempting to infiltrate were given a befitted reply.
The DGMO also put across emphatically that the trend of infiltration along the Line of Control (LoC) continued with the active support of Pakistan forward posts affecting peace and serenity along the LoC and also the internal security situation. This was evident from continued attempts of sniping and targeting of Indian troops undertaken through cross-border actions duly supported by Pakistani soldiers.