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India lodges protest with Pakistan over ceasefire violation along LoC

New Delhi: India today lodged a strong protest with Pakistan's envoy in New Delhi, Abdul Basit, over ceasefire violation in Akhnoor sector in Jammu in which one woman was killed.Government sources said that India lodged

India TV News Desk [ Updated: July 16, 2015 16:36 IST ]
india lodges protest with pakistan over ceasefire violation
india lodges protest with pakistan over ceasefire violation along loc

New Delhi: India today lodged a strong protest with Pakistan's envoy in New Delhi, Abdul Basit, over ceasefire violation in Akhnoor sector in Jammu in which one woman was killed.

Government sources said that India lodged the protest both in Islamabad as well.

"Our High Commissioner in Islamabad raised the issue with the Pakistan Foreign Office and Pakistan's High Commissioner in Delhi was also conveyed India's concerns regarding ceasefire violation in which one woman was killed and some people injured," sources told PTI.

On Wednesday, Pakistan Rangers violated ceasefire twice and indulging in firing and mortar shelling in the Akhnoor sector.

They targeted civilian areas with small-arms fire and shelling at Bhalwal Bharth, Malabela and Siderwan. A 42-year-old woman, identified as Poli Devi, lost her life in the firing. Six civials, including two soldiers, were also injured.

Meanwhile, Pakistan yesterday also said that it has shot down an Indian 'spy' drone which it alleged was being used for aerial photography near the LoC, a claim dismissed by India.

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"Some reports of a drone crash in POK (Pakistan Occupied Kashmir) are being referred to. No drone or UAV crash of Indian Army has taken place," the Defence Ministry said in a statement.

The border trouble comes days after PM Narendra Modi and his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif held talks on the sidelines of a regional summit in Ufa in Russia.

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