Indian, Pakistani DGMOs speak over border firings

The Director General of Military Operations (DGMO) of India and Pakistan spoke to each other on Wednesday, a day after three Indian soldiers were killed, including one beheaded, authorities said.

Indian, Pakistani DGMOs speak over border firings

New Delhi: The Director General of Military Operations (DGMO) of India and Pakistan spoke to each other on Wednesday, a day after three Indian soldiers were killed, including one beheaded, authorities said.

The talks between the DGMOs came after the Pakistani side requested for an "unscheduled hotline interaction", said an official statement.

Director General of Military Operations Lt. Gen. Ranbir Singh raised the issue of mutilation of a soldier's body and infiltration bids, while his Pakistani counterpart raised the issue of civilian deaths on their side in cross border firing.

The Indian DGMO expressed grief at civilian casualties, the statement said.

Pakistan on Wednesday said that three of its soldiers were killed in Indian firing on the LoC, while nine civilians were also killed. The Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) statement said that seven Indian soldiers were killed in retaliatory fire.

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