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India to raise ceasefire violations by Pakistan at DGMO-level talks


Mufti Islah,CNN-IBN
Aug 26, 2014 at 10:17am IST

Jammu: As Pakistan ups the ante along the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir, the Indian Army is likely to take the matter up during the routine Director General of Military Operations (DGMO)-level talks with Pakistan, held every Tuesday.

Also, Director General of the Border Security Force (BSF) D K Pathak is visiting Jammu on Tuesday where he will visit the forward posts which have been under fire from the Pakistani side.

On Monday, Home Minister Rajnath Singh was briefed by the BSF. Singh is reported to have stressed on the importance of ensuring the safety of the locals living near the border. Close to 7000 locals have been forced to leave their homes due to repeated ceasefire violations. There have been over 23 violations by Pakistan in the month of August alone.

"Since 16th August, the instances of cross border fire from Pakistan and Pakistan Rangers have increased. They are more frequent at night. Our forces do retaliate appropriately," said Pathak.

Two civilians were killed last week when the Pakistani Army shelled BSF posts along the International Border at RS Pura sector.

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