Pakistan will give "a robust response" to any aggression from India on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir, Defence Minister Khurram Dastgir said on Monday.
"Pakistan shall vigorously deter enemy aggression and deliver a robust response," the Minister told Army officers and troops at the LoC in the Pak-occupied Kashmir.
Sharing a video clip on social media, Dastgir 'condemned increased targeting of civilians by India during its violation of ceasefire and said sacrifices of our soldiers and civilians have strengthened nation's resolve to defend its liberty'.
Condemning the "repeated violations of the (2003) ceasefire" by the Indian Army, he accused Indian troops firing at innocent civilians on the Pakistani side throughout the previous year.
"The sacrifices of our soldiers and civilians have strengthened the nation and its resolve to defend its liberty at all costs," Dastgir said.
The Pakistani Foreign Ministry said two days ago that five Pakistani civilians were killed and 22 others were injured in three days of "unabated and unprovoked firing and shelling" by Indian troops.
COAS visited LOC/WB. “Our commitment to abide by the ceasefire agreement of 2003 should never be misconstrued as response limitation. Indian aggression or any misadventure shall always get a most befitting response”, COAS.— Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor (@OfficialDGISPR) January 22, 2018
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COAS also visited CMH Sialkot to meet injured citizens due to recent Indian shelling. COAS directed for enhanced protective measures including construction of more community shell protection shelters for civil population.— Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor (@OfficialDGISPR) January 22, 2018
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