Shiv Sena activists on Thursday held a protest against ceasefire violations along the IB and LoC in Jammu region by Pakistani army, while raising questions over the recently-held Indo-Pak dialogue.
There have been a series of ceasefire violations along the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir by Pakistan which has resorted to mortar shelling of Indian areas over the past two days.
According to the statement, an Indian spy drone entered Pakistan’s air space in violation of the worldwide Law, Pakistan’s territorial integrity and the two Agreements of 1991 on Air Space Violation and Standard Operation Procedures of Advance Notice for Military Exercises, Military Manoeuvres and Troops Movement. It looks like a Chinese drone, available off the shelf.
India believes Pakistan supports militants fighting security forces in the Indian part of Kashmir and launching attacks in Indian cities.
There has been a spurt in incidents of ceasefire violations and infiltration attempts from Pakistan side, due to the growing desperation among Rangers to push in armed terrorists to the Indian side, when Amarnath Yatra has been going on smoothly without any untoward incident.
On 9 October 2014, the office of United Nations General Secretary Ban issued a statement that UN wants the both countries “to engage constructively to find a long-term solution for peace and stability in Kashmir”.
The Indian military has strongly denied the allegation.
“No Indian Air Force drone has been lost or has crashed”, IAF spokesman Wing Commander SS Virdi said in New Delhi. The secretary said “Heli manoeuvres” staged by India near the LoC on July 11 showed its offensive and threatening posture.
“BSF troops guarding the border line retaliated effectively and the firing exchange continued till 0530 hours today”, a BSF officer said.
The foreign secretary said Basit told Doval on Thursday morning that there had been casualties on the Pakistani side.
In a tit-for-tat action, Pakistan and India on Thursday summoned top diplomats and lodged formal protest over recent border violations.
Raghavan said that the meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif has helped to reduce tensions. “But even the Indian Government should also understand the real face of Pakistan”, he added.
News of taking down Indian army’s flying drone came on the day when a woman was killed in firing by Pakistani Rangers on the worldwide border in Jammu district.