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Govt regularly takes up issue of ceasefire violation with Pak: LS told

The government on Tuesday said it has regularly taken up with Pakistan at the highest level the issue of ceasefire violation along the International Border and the Line of Control and the need for upholding sanctity of the border and abide by the ceasefire commitment of 2003.



New Delhi: The government on Tuesday said it has regularly taken up with Pakistan at the highest level the issue of ceasefire violation along the International Border and the Line of Control and the need for upholding sanctity of the border and abide by the ceasefire commitment of 2003.

In the bilateral talks held on May 27, 2014 during the visit of Pakistani Premier Nawaz Sharif to India for swearing-in of the new government, Prime Minister Narendra Modi emphasised the importance of maintaining peace and tranquility on the international border and upholding the sanctity of the LoC, Minister of State for Home Haribhai Parathibhai Chaudhary said in Lok Sabha.

The Minister said appropriate retaliation to the ceasefire violations, where necessary, has been carried out by the security forces.

"At the military level, violation of ceasefire is taken up with Pakistan authorities at the appropriate level through the established mechanism of hotlines, flag meetings as well as weekly talks between the Directorate Generals of Military Operations," he said, replying a written question.

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