The Indian army has claimed that Pakistan refused a flag meeting with India following an alleged ceasefire violation in the Uri sector of the Line of Control (LOC) in Kashmir, reported IANS on Tuesday.
Major General Bipin Rawat, general officer commanding (GOC) of the 19 Mountain Division, said that Pakistani troops had violated the ceasefire in Uri sector last month and then refused Indian’s request of a flag meeting.
“They even denied having violated the ceasefire. Yesterday (Monday) also, Pakistan rangers violated the ceasefire in the Uri sector,” the GOC was quoted as saying.
According to the report, he further alleged that the ceasefire violations were meant to assist infiltration from Pakistan. “They want to infiltrate as many terrorists as possible into our side before the snowfall although some snowfall has already occurred along the LOC,” he claimed.
With a ceasefire in place for more than 10 years now, the India-Pakistan border has not been the only route for infiltration. More importantly, India’s home-grown groups have made it near impossible to differentiate between foreign infiltrators and local militants.
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