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Pakistan violates LOC for what could be 150th time this year; the highest in 8 years.
Satbir Singh Bedi | 30 Oct 2013

On 29th October, 2013, what could be the 150th ceasefire violation was committed by the Pakistani troops by firing on forward areas along the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch district, prompting Indian troops to retaliate.

There have been nearly 150 ceasefire violations by Pakistani troops along the Indo-Pak border in Jammu and Kashmir this year, the highest in the past 8 years.

On 21st October, 2013, Speaking on background, a senior official said although restoring peace and tranquility along the troubled J&K border was an important outcome of the recent meeting between Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif, the bid to cool down the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir through regular exchanges between Indian and Pakistani Director Generals of Military Operations is not working and may need more time to prove its utility.  Thus the above mentioned meeting between the Prime Ministers of both the countries have not yielded results.

Earlier on 14th August, 2013, Parliament unanimously rejected Pakistan National Assembly's resolutions blaming India for aggression along the line of control and condemned the Pakistan army for attacks on Indian forces. 


"There should be absolutely no doubt in anyone's mind including members of the Pakistan National Assembly that it was the Pakistan army that was involved in the unprovoked attack on an Indian Army patrol on our side of the LoC on August 6," Parliament asserted.  It  rebutted Pakistan National Assembly's claim that Indian Army was guilty of unprovoked aggression. 

Retaliating against Pakistani lawmakers' support for the "struggle" of Kashmiri people, both Houses reiterated India's claim to Pakistan-occupied Kashmir as set out in a 1994 resolution of Parliament. "This House strongly condemns the action of the Pakistan army and reiterates once again that the entire state of Jammu & Kashmir including the territory forcibly and illegally occupied by Pakistan, is an integral part of India and will always remain so," asserted the tit-for-tat resolution. 


In view of the resolution passed by the Parliament, there cannot be any redrawing of the borders and our Prime Minister has categorically told his Pakistani counterpart that he had not become PM for redrawing the borders.

 
In fact, India should give such a befitting reply to Pakistan if it again violates LOC that it should forget about ceasefire violations again.