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India, Pak DGMO talk over cross border firing

By Mukesh Kaushik 

In a hotline talk at the request of Islamabad,  Pakistan Director General of Military Operations (DGMO) Maj Gen Sahir Shamshad Mirza and his Indian counterpart Lt Gen AK Bhatt today made counter charges of "unprovoked firing"along the Line of Control (LoC).  

According to a statement issued by the Indian Army, Lt Gen AK Bhatt impressed upon the Pak DGMO that there appeared to be a *disconnect between the intent at the Pak GHQ which reiterates its desire for peace and the actions of Pak troops along the Line of Control, who resort to heavy firing without provocation*. He further exhorted Pak DGMO to resolve this existent credibility gap to ensure that peace and tranquillity is maintained along the Line of Control. The DGMO further clarified that Indian Army always maintains impeccable standards of professionalism and does not target civilians in any manner. 

Pakistan DGMO understood to have protested on recent deliberate targeting of innocent civilians along LoC resulting into civilian casualties.