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India protest against ceasefire violation by Pakistan

India has lodged a strong protest with Pakistan over unprovoked ceasefire violations by Pakistani forces along the Line of Control and the International Border with an aim to push terrorists into Jammu and Kashmir, official sources said on Friday as published by Times Now News.

They said 14 Indians have been killed and 88 sustained injuries in more than 2,432 incidents of unprovoked ceasefire violations carried out by Pakistani forces till June this year.

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The unprovoked ceasefire violations are in contravention of the 2003 ceasefire understanding between the two countries, the sources said.

They said India has also conveyed its “strong concerns” at the continued support being extended by the Pakistani forces to cross border infiltration of terrorists, including by providing covering fire.

“We have registered our strong protest at the continued unprovoked ceasefire violations by Pakistan forces along the Line of Control (LoC) and the International Boundary,” said a source.

Despite these concerns having been shared, including through the channel of Director Generals Military Operations, the Pakistani forces have not stopped such activities, the sources said.

This comes amid the time India is facing Chinese aggresion on the Ladakh front after the Galwan valley episode.

Earlier, Prime Minister Narendra Modi reached Leh, Ladakh, on Friday morning to review the on-ground security situation amid the border standoff with China and the progress in talks with the Chinese military.

Prime Minister Modi will also interact with the soldiers, in what will be a morale booster for the forces. The unannounced visit comes just a day after defence minister Rajnath Singh put off his own visit to the forward locations, with sources saying the government was waiting to see if the Chinese would honour the commitments made during the Corps Commander-level talks over three rounds – on June 6, June 22 and June 30.

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