Renewed appeal: LoC must not be violated says India

Published: October 8, 2013
We have repeatedly emphasised that maintenance of sanctity of LoC is of primary importance.  PHOTO: FILE

We have repeatedly emphasised that maintenance of sanctity of LoC is of primary importance. PHOTO: FILE

Alarmed by the nature of intrusion into the Keran sector of J&K, India on Monday asked Pakistan to maintain the ‘sanctity of the Line of Control’ (LoC) if it wanted an upswing in bilateral ties.

“We have repeatedly emphasised that the maintenance of sanctity of LoC is of primary importance. Even at the last meeting between Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif, this issue was re- emphasised,” said the external affairs ministry spokesperson, according to The Times of India.

Asked when will the DGMOs of India and Pakistan meet to lessen tensions along the currently-volatile LoC he said the two generals talk to each other on the hotline every Tuesday and the outcome would depend on their telephonic conversation.

Published in The Express Tribune, October 8th, 2013.

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Reader Comments (14)

  • Aakashvaani
    Oct 8, 2013 - 10:06AM

    Appeal is polite, I will translate! Cross LoC and there will be consequences!


  • Aschrahul Makhlooq
    Oct 8, 2013 - 10:36AM

    How India is proving itself innocent and sinless and trying its best and utmost to prove itself angel!!!!
    Will Indian leadership explain that how many times India has violated LoC?????


  • Murad Malik
    Oct 8, 2013 - 11:03AM

    @Aakashvaani: Those words go both ways my little Indian friend.


  • Observer
    Oct 8, 2013 - 11:11AM

    @Aschrahul Makhlooq:

    “Will Indian leadership explain that how many times India has violated LoC?????”

    If you want the truth, exactly zero times.


  • JD
    Oct 8, 2013 - 11:18AM

    Oh my, that is a serious understatement from the Indians… wasn’t it supposed to be like,
    “You, Pakistan respect the LoC … we will violate it whenever we want”


  • raj
    Oct 8, 2013 - 12:25PM

    @JD: haha… consider ur selves lucky…. maybe in a good mood….but time and again we have issuing such stats


  • Oct 8, 2013 - 12:33PM

    Pakistani army has the purpose to violate ( to provide fire cover) to help Pakistani militants to infiltrate into India administered Kashmir . The last infiltration in the Keran sector resulted in the retaliation by Indian army to stop infiltration (seven militants dead and the catch of stockpiles of arms in the keran (forests) sector).The evidence is shown to the world media. Pakistani denial of involvement of their army carries no weight in India and other countries. Pakistan and its terrorist outfits ( nurtured by the army to make them strategic assets to bleed India) openly announce their intention and efforts to infiltrate in India administered Kashmir.


  • JD Senior
    Oct 8, 2013 - 12:41PM

    @JD: u r funny, like rest of your politicians and military :)


  • Sexton Blake
    Oct 8, 2013 - 3:15PM

    Many Indians/Pakistanis from the leadership down are worse than a bunch of school children. They have had 75 years to work out their problems, and no solution in sight. It does not bode well for the future.


  • np
    Oct 8, 2013 - 7:06PM

    @Sexton Blake: Bad math. The 2 countries came into separate existence 66 years back.

    Anyway you are trying to establish equivalence where none exists. If one country has attacked another 4 times, then both cannot be called quarrelsome.


  • Candid1
    Oct 8, 2013 - 7:48PM

    @p r sharma:
    All the evidence is cooked up by you, and world media has given it no weight. Pakistan Army is not going to open up a front in east, when it is fighting Indian supported terrroists in the west, so don’t try and decieve us. Indian Army is foolishly trying to heat up the LOC to justify and its unnecessarily large budget at a time when the economy is slowing down, and poverty and misery is on the rise in India.


  • Seexton Blake
    Oct 8, 2013 - 8:14PM

    Dear np,
    At least you have established that your arithmetic is O/K. One cannot say that about your common sense..


  • waseem
    Oct 8, 2013 - 8:31PM

    some one won the world chaionship of lieing and deception just by the claim
    ‘ I never told a lie’
    yeah zero times !!!!!


  • waseem
    Oct 8, 2013 - 8:35PM

    @p r sharma:
    and Indian Army very successfully shot down peace agreement on Siachin recently.
    and escalation everytime there is a piece talk on the way.
    they have no guts to fight China, so only looking for a justification of thier own existence and huge defence budgets.


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