Home Minister Rajnath Singh while speaking at the BSF investiture ceremony in New Delhi on Thursday sent a strong message across by saying that no compromise will be made with national respect. Lauding the Indian Army for its efforts in last few months, he said attacks and infiltration attempts have reduced since India’s surgical strike on Pakistan. “No compromise with national respect, attacks have reduced after the surgical strike,” Singh was quoted saying by Republic TV. The senior BJP leader to the d the BSF officers that they are not only responsible for defending the country but also for protecting its integrity.
These comments have come on the day when Pakistan violated the ceasefire by shelling mortars and opening fire on forward posts along the LoC in Rajouri and Poonch districts of Jammu and Kashmir, drawing retaliation from Indian troops. “Pakistan Army resorted to mortar shelling and firing on forward posts along the LoC in Nowshera sector in Rajouri district from 0730 hours”, a Defence Spokesman told PTI. Indian forces retaliated to the incident strongly killing at least two people.
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3 civilians injured and 1 GREF labourer killed after Pak troops violated ceasefire in Naushera & Krishna Ghati Sector of J&K pic.twitter.com/KZuHEYiYUs
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Meanwhile, Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif reportedly chaired a high-level meeting on Thursday to discuss key security issues with civilian and military officials, who condemned the “atrocities” by Indian forces in Kashmir, reported PTI. “National Security Committee expressed serious concern over the atrocities of Indian forces on the innocent people of Jammu and Kashmir and resolved to continue moral and diplomatic support to the Kashmiris,” the statement released by NSC said.
The meeting was attended by Defence Minister Khawaja Asif, Finance Minister Ishaq Dar, Interior Minister Nisar Ali Khan, Advisor on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz, Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee General Zubair Mahmood Hayat, Army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa, National Security Advisor Lt. Gen. (Retd) Nasser Khan Janjua and ISI chief Lt. Gen Naveed Mukhtar and others, the Associated Press of Pakistan reported.