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Pakistan ceasefire: Response to be forceful, says Ajit Doval

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New Delhi: Amid heightened tension along their border resulting in casualties on both sides, India today warned Pakistan of “effective and forceful” response to unprovoked firing and cross-border terrorism. India’s blunt message followed a series of ceasefire violations along the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir by Pakistan which resorted to mortar shelling of Indian areas over the past two days. India responded in kind and both sides said they had suffered casualties.

There has been a flurry of conversations involving India’s National Security Advisor Ajit Doval, Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar and Pakistan High Commissioner Abdul Basit and his Indian counterpart in Islamabad TCA Raghavan since yesterday morning in order to address the situation which has arisen only days after the Prime Ministers of the two countries had agreed in Russia to resume engagement between the two countries.