Adopt `tit for tat` policy to curb Pak ceasefire violations: BJP
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Last Updated: Saturday, October 19, 2013, 18:37
  
New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party ( BJP) vice president Balbir Punj on Saturday said that Pakistani troops will continue to violate the ceasefire along the Line of Control unless India adopts a 'tit for tat' policy, and talks to Pakistan in the language of force.

"Like the rest of the world, Pakistan understands that there is a very weak government at the Centre in Delhi, and the Prime Minister, leave alone the support of the country, doesn't enjoy the support of his party also. And, it has been repeatedly humiliating India, attacking India and beheading our soldiers," he told media here today.

"All this will continue till we don't adopt the policy of 'tit for tat', give a suitable reply and talk to Pakistan in the language of force. Till that time, such incidents will keep repeating itself," he added.

Earlier in the day, External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid said that it is not just an issue of diplomacy, but an issue of military relations, and added that the ground situation is known to the military of both sides.

"It's a matter of great concern to India. We will handle this with great determination to protect sovereignty and safety of the citizens. I do not have any news on the Directors General of Military Operations (DGMO) meet. It should be done as quickly as possible," he added.

Earlier on Friday, Pakistani soldiers opened fire at Border Security Force (BSF) posts at 25 different locations in Jammu and Samba districts.

According to reports, two BSF personnel were injured and one infiltrator was killed in the firing as the Indian Army foiled multiple infiltrations bids through the night.

In the past two months, there have been more than 150 incidents of ceasefire violations by Pakistan.

In the September 29 talks between Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh and his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif, both sides had agreed that improving the situation on the LoC is the 'precondition' to 'forward movement' in the India- Pakistan relationship.

Earlier on October 12, Khurshid said that at this stage, the governments of India and Pakistan, and their Prime Ministers have thought it appropriate that matters relating to the LoC and ceasefire violations should be attended to by the DGMOs of the two countries, as they were the best persons and institutions to deal with what is essentially a defence matter.

ANI

First Published: Saturday, October 19, 2013, 18:37


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